Since I (recently) discovered that I really like shrimp (prawns) I have been trying to include them in my meal plan more often. The other day I came across this recipe for spicy shrimp on coconut rice. The recipe sounded pretty tasty and it included coconut milk which I have been meaning to try cooking with for a while now. The dish was pretty tasty, though I think I went a bit overboard with the jalapeno peppers. I liked the coconut in both the shrimp and on the rice. I look forward to experimenting with coconut milk more.
Spicy Shrimp on Coconut Rice
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 jalapeno pepper (sliced thinly)
- 1 lime (juice)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon chili sauce (such as sambal oelek)
- 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 cups long grained rice (cooked)
- Mix the garlic, salt and water.
- Marinate the shrimp in the water for about 10 minutes.
- Drain the water from the shrimp retaining the garlic.
- Add the jalapeno pepper and lime juice to the shrimp.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the shrimp and saute until cooked, about 1 minutes per side.
- Add the coconut milk and chili sauce and cook for 30 more seconds.
- Remove from heat and mix in the cilantro.
- Mix the coconut milk into the rice.
- Pour the shrimp onto the rice and serve.
I love the addition of cooking with coconut milk and shrimp!! This dish is definitely bookmarked!
mmmm! i have only used coconut milk when cooking thai food…but this looks great. in fact, i’m looking for a spicy shrimp recipe for my party this upcoming weekend, and i think this may be the one! especially since all foods will be asian fare. thanks!
Peter M says
Nice dish and I too love coconut milk…I must try it in my own dishes.
That looks so simple yet so good!
Kevin, everytime I visit this blog I’m blown away by your creations. Just the other day I got my mom’s recipe for a coconut rice that we call shine rice 🙂
I love shrimps too. In Asia, we usually have coconut rice set with all other spicy dishes and we call it Nasi Lemak, Nasi Campur etc
Definitely on the menu this week. Any ideas for dessert?
This sounds fantastic, but it doesn't say how much shrimp or how many servings this makes. I can wing it and if I make too much, they'll be leftovers, but just wanted to ask.
Anonymous: The recipe should have been for 1 pound of shrimp 🙂 making 4 servings.