Easy Shrimp Curry

This Easy Shrimp Curry is made with a handful of ingredients and comes together so quickly to make for the perfect 30-minute meal. Serve with white rice or cauliflower rice for a Whole30 and Paleo friendly dish.

A bowl of shrimp curry with rice and a wedge of lime.30-Minute Shrimp Curry

I am currently all about light, easy-to-throw-together meals. More specifically, 30-minutes or less, impress your guest kind of meals! This simple Shrimp Curry is healthy and despite its simple preparation, is a dish to remember. In fact, I first was inspired to create this recipe after a trip to Jamaica when I experienced this amazing shrimp curry dish and I couldn’t stop thinking about it after coming home. While the version I ate there was served with mango jam and pico de gallo, I wanted to recreate it as a simple weeknight meal that isn’t fussy or complicated to put together. And this curry recipe hits all those notes!

A spoonful of quick curry shrimp.

Ingredients Needed

  • Onion + Garlic + Ginger
  • Bell Pepper
  • Spices: Curry Powder + Cinnamon
  • Coconut Milk
  • Lime Juice
  • Raw Shrimp

What to Serve with It

Curry is perfect served with rice, of course! Feel free to use traditional white or brown rice, or you can go a lower-carb route and pair this withe cauliflower rice. Another healthier option would be to serve this with spaghetti squash or another veggie noodle!

A table set with a meal of yellow shrimp curry in bowls.

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Easy Curry Shrimp

This Easy Shrimp Curry is made with a handful of ingredients and comes together so quickly to make for the perfect 30 minute meal. Serve with with rice or cauliflower rice for a Whole30 and Paleo friendly dish.

Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine Indian Inspired
Difficulty: Easy
Author: Lexi
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  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1" piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon 
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-1/2 pounds raw shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined


  1. Heat ghee in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot, add onions, pepper, ginger  and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in curry powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add coconut milk and lime juice and bring up to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Drop in shrimp and continue to simmer until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt or lime juice as needed.
  6. Serve hot with white rice or cauliflower rice and a garnish of lime and cilantro.

Recipe Notes


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January 19, 2018

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16 responses to “Easy Shrimp Curry”

  1. I’ve never had curry before, but I love shrimp so this is a must try!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I love your food blog! Please check out mine and let’s connect?


  3. kariane says:

    I love all of the different options. Sounds great!

  4. This looks delicious! I love coconut milk-based curries, and this one looks spot on. Yum!

  5. Amy Basso says:

    I love curry! This sounds light, refreshing, and perfect for summer! I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Barb says:

    I made this last night and it was fabulous!
    I didn’t have any curry so I substituted coriander, smoked paprika and cumin which worked very well.
    Thank you so much!

  7. Karen says:

    I love all your recipes! Would love to know the calories though.

  8. Kimberly Kozlowski says:

    Made this tonight. It was a major hit! I used ghee instead of butter or olive oil and I garnished with the pico and green onion. It turned out creamy and amazing! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    5.0 rating

  9. Sara Beth says:

    We regularly eat shrimp curry here at our house. We use yellow peppers and a ton of spinach. I can’t wait to try some of the add in’s you suggested. We eat ours with sweet potatoes on the side.

  10. Maddie White says:

    How much Ghee or oil should one use when making this recipe?

  11. Maria Brueggeman says:

    I love your recipes Lexi !! I made this one and it was delicious !!!

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