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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! We’re bringing this OG recipe out from the archives to share with you today because it’s been on repeat in my house and I wanted more of you to be able to find it.

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 with Mike, where I experienced this amazing shrimp curry dish. 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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Curry Shrimp

Easy Shrimp Curry

4.78 from 9 votes
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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 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 13.5 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-1/2 pounds raw shrimp cleaned, peeled and deveined


  • 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.
  • Add in curry powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add coconut milk and lime juice and bring up to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Drop in shrimp and continue to simmer until the shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt or lime juice as needed.
  • Serve hot with white rice or cauliflower rice and a garnish of lime and cilantro.


This dish was originally published in 2018, and republished with new photos in 2020.
Keyword: Curry Shrimp
Course: Dinner
Method: Stove Top
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfection, a keeper for sure…
    this combo and flavor is absolutely AMAZING bringing enjoyment to a weeknight dinner.
    Thank you!

  2. 3 stars
    Tried this recipe because it was much quicker than the more traditional ones and I had all the ingredients on hand. It’s good but it tastes as if something is missing. Can’t put my hand on what it is but it’s something. I paired it with cauliflower rice and okra, corn, and tomato.