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THAI-INSPIRED CREAMY COCONUT SHRIMP

7 9 7
WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
A one-skillet meal of seasoned sauteed shrimp prepared in a sauce with coconut milk, diced tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and basil.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 462

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on or off
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (14-oz can) diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk, (shake can before opening)
  • Lime juice, to serve
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh basil, for garnish, optional

Instructions 

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Season shrimp with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Add shrimp to the hot oil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until pink and cooked through.
  • Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  • Wipe down the skillet, set it over medium-high heat and add remaining olive oil.
  • To the heated oil add the onions and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir in garlic, basil, and ginger; cook for 20 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes, or until just softened.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and bring to a simmer; continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to the coconut milk and cook for 1 more minute, or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Squeeze lime juice over the shrimp.
  • Garnish with cilantro and basil.
  • Serve.

Notes

NET CARBS: 8 g
Nutrition Facts
THAI-INSPIRED CREAMY COCONUT SHRIMP
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 572mg191%
Sodium 1778mg74%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 1115IU22%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 360mg36%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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