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{thai coconut curry shrimp}

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp, yet another Skinny Taste recipe.  If you don’t follow Skinny Taste, you really should go to her blog and sign up for her emails.  Gina, author, photographer and recipe developer of Skinnytaste.com  features delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes.  Each recipe provides Weight Watcher Points too, which is a huge plus.

I love Gina’s moto –

Exercise + a well balanced diet + good sleep = a happy life.

True that sister!

 

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This recipe is a keeper.  Quick + easy + delicious.  Did I mention, it’s also figure friendly too.  135 calories per serving…not including the rice.

The sweetness compliments the spiciness perfectly.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not be afraid to use fish sauce.  Yes, I know it smells awful.  By the way, don’t smell it purposely.  You will most likely throw it out immediately.  I grew up on this stuff at the Robert’s house as a kid.  On rice, in soups…

Fish sauce is a star ingredient that gets no credit.

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Here what you need:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 scallions, whites and greens separated, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (I’m not a huge garlic fan so I use 1 clove)
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used raw frozen)
  • 6 oz light coconut milk (my grocery store was sold out of light)
  • 2 teaspoons Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste

 

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Directions:
In a large pan, heat oil on medium-high heat.  Add scallion whites and red curry paste. Sauté one minute.  Add shrimp and garlic, season with salt and cook about 3 minutes.  Stir in coconut milk and fish sauce, mix well.  Simmer for 3 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through.

Remove from heat.  Then add scallion greens and cilantro.  Serve over rice and enjoy!

Super easy, right?

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I serve my Thai coconut curry shrimp over Trader Joes frozen brown rice.  Coming in at 160 calories per 1 cup serving…this recipe is slightly under 300 calories per serving.  Try it and let me know what you think.

I truly enjoy cooking with Skinny Taste recipes.  Every recipe turns out great and I feel good about what I’m eating.

Well, there was this one time……

I meant to forward one of the Skinny Taste recipe emails to my mom.  I wrote something like, “ewww, totally not worth the points.”  We are always emailing each other recipes.  Ummmm, I accidentally hit respond (to sender).

Gina responded back within seconds with this:

“to each his own”

Gina.

I felt like such an ass.  I will NEVER forget it either.   And this was back in like 2011-ish.

I actually pulled up the email from my history the other day in search of an old recipe.  I read it about 5 times.

I will definitely be using that same response when I receive my first blogging hater mail!!  Fingers crossed I don’t have to use it anytime soon 🙂

xoxo stacyb

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