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Shrimp & Sweet Potato Curry

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2 people


  • ½ rice white, basmati or brown
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry paste
  • 2 scallions washed, sliced with white bottoms separated from green tops
  • 1 stalk lemongrass cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ½ pound sweet potato cut lengthwise and then into ¼ inch pieces
  • 10 ounces baby bok choy about 2 pieces
  • 1 lime cut in half crosswise
  • 13½ ounces coconut milk canned
  • 10 ounces shrimp peeled and tails removed


  • Prep all the ingredients and have them ready to go.
  • Cook the rice in 1 cup of water seasoned with a pinch of salt in a pot or rice cooker the water is absorbed and the rice is nice and fluffy.
  • Heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat until hot. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the curry paste and the white bottoms of the scallions. Cook until fragrant about 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, lemongrass, sweet potato and ½ cup of water.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook for 15 minutes until the liquids reduce slightly and the sweet potatoes are tender when poked with a fork.
  • Dry the shrimp with a paper towel, season with salt and pepper and add them to the pan.
  • Add the bok choy to the pan, cover loosely with aluminum foil and cook for 4 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and "carfully" remove the lemongrass pieces with tongs.
  • To serve, add some rice to a bowl, top with the shrimp curry and finish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Serve with the lime halfs.