I haven't posted any recipes in a while because I'd really hadn't come across anything that had really excited me. So one day, I'd happened to turn to that television show "The Chew" by accident, and this was one of the dishes that was featured.
By the way, have I mentioned that I LOVE Thai food? So if you're like me in that aspect, I suggest you give this recipe a try. It is VERY simple to make. And as far as the "green curry paste" listed in the ingredients, you can find it at some specialty stores, Asian market--or do what I did, ordered it off of Amazon.com (Mae Ploy Thai Green Curry Paste).
Green Curry Shrimp
1 cup Onion (sliced)
1 Medium red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
2-3 tablespoons Peanut Oil
8-10 Scallions (both green and white parts chopped)
2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
14 ounce Unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup Low sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons Fish sauce
2 teaspoons Sugar
2 cups String beans (blanched)
1.5 pound Shrimp (cleaned and deveined)
2 tablespoon Thai basil (chopped)
1 Lime (cut into wedges for garnish)
2 cups White rice
Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion and thinly sliced medium red bell pepper. Saute until soft and beginning to brown.
Reduce heat and add chopped scallions and Thai green curry paste. Stir until everything is incorporated, about 30 seconds.
Add can of unsweetened coconut milk, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth, fish sauce and sugar, then bring to a boil. Add blanched string beans and boil 1-2 minutes.
Add cleaned and deveined shrimp and cook until they are done, stirring frequently. At the last minute stir in chopped Thai basil. Serve over rice with lime wedges.
Tips & Mods:
I used frozen "French style" green beans, and I didn't blanche them first. It was perfect. They are sliced thin. If you use whole green beans, you will want to blanche them first, I'm sure.
I forgot one of the main ingredients--the basil. I had it, just was so focused on everything else, forgot to add it. lol The dish was still great--so I know, if I'd added the basil like I was suppose to do....it would have been to die for. So don't be like me. Don't forget the basil!!!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!