WCT Coconut Shrimp Curry Recipe

Benefits of Shrimp

Shrimps are a powerhouse in terms of nutrition.

Not only are they high in protein, and very low in calories, they are also full of many micronutrients including two very important antioxidants- selenium and astaxanthin. 

Selenium reduces free radical damage, fights oxidative stress, has anti-cancer abilities, boosts immunity, improves blood flow, lowers heart disease risk, regulates thyroid function, boosts fertility, and has been shown to reduce asthma symptoms!

Astaxanthin has anti-inflammatory properties which aid in joint repair, block ultraviolet rays promoting skin health, and even provide humans with increased strength and improved recovery after exercise. 

Here's one of our favorite shrimp recipes! 



1 pkg of shrimp (raw 31-40 tail on)

1 can of unsweetened coconut milk

1 onion

4 cloves of Garlic

2 tbsp curry powder

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp Red pepper (for increased spice)

Mixed Vegetables



This recipe makes approximately 6 servings


Total Calories:




Carbohydrates: 30g

Fat: 12g

Protein: 18g


Total Cook Time:

25 minutes



Step 1: Thaw the shrimp, and peel off all of the tails

Step 2: Set aside the shrimp

Step 3: Using a cutting board, thinly slice and dice the onion and garlic into small pieces

Step 4: Add the onion, garlic, curry powder and red pepper into a large wok and sauté for five minutes

Step 5: Next, add the unsweetened coconut milk to the wok and mix

Step 6: Now add the shrimp and vegetables to the wok (you can also add a small amount of sea salt if desired)

Step 7: Let the curry cook on low, until all shrimp have turned pink (approximately ~10 minutes)


Step 8: Once the shrimp have turned pink, turn off the flame and let the curry sit for 15 minutes.

Step 9: Serve over a ½ cup of cooked rice, quinoa or couscous

Feel free to add more red pepper to increase spice




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