Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro

Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro is a quick stew cooked in a light, tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the delicious broth.

Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro is a quick stew cooked in a light, tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the delicious broth.

A quick shrimp stew cooked in a tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the broth.
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Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro is a quick stew cooked in a light, tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the delicious broth.

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Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro

A quick shrimp stew cooked in a tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the broth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 lbs peeled and deviened jumbo shrimp (weight after peeled)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 lime, squeezed

Directions:

  1. In a medium pot, heat oil on medium-low heat. Add red peppers and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add scallion whites, 1/4 cup cilantro, garlic and red pepper flakes, cook 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, coconut milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt, increase heat and bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend and to thicken the sauce.
  4. Add shrimp and cook 5 to 6 minutes, until opaque and cooked through.
  5. Add lime juice.
  6. To serve, divide equally among 4 bowls, about 1 1/4 cups then top with scallions and cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 -1/2 cups

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 267 calories
  • Total Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 215mg
  • Sodium: 397mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 30g

Adapted from Fine Cooking

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