This is another easy dish that's very similar to my Thai Yellow Curry Chicken . This is however a little bit spicier and can be made as hot as you'd like if you like hot food, by adding Thai chili peppers. I use curry pastes to make my Thai curries and not from scratch because it is easy and works for me. I do feel guilty about it since I like to make everything from scratch if at all possible. These curry pastes sure taste great though!
The recipe as follows:
1 pound Jumbo shrimps
1 medium onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 TBS Thai red curry paste
1 Cup coconut milk
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup water
1 TBS fish sauce
3 Thai chili peppers
1 TBS oil
1 can straw mushrooms (optional)
some chopped basil leaves
1 tsp lemon zest (Ideally lime leaves are better but it is easier to get lemon zest and tastes just as good to me!)
Heat up oil and garlic in a sauce pan. When it starts to sizzle, add chopped onions and cook till onions are almost tender for a few min. Add shrimps and curry paste. Mix well and add coconut milk, sugar, and fish sauce. Let it cook 3 min. Add mushrooms and water. Let it simmer for a few min. Add basil, lemon zest, and peppers. Turn off heat.
Red Curry Paste Jar (can get it at any Asian food store or online)
Adding the curry paste
Adding coconut milk
Straw mushrooms are very abundant in Asia and they taste much better fresh but I settled for a can here :(
Add mushrooms and let simmer for 3 min.
Chopped basil leaves and Thai chili peppers
Add herbs and chili at the end.Turn off heat.