Argentinean Coconut Curry Shrimp with Rice is a gorgeous recipe created by my friend, Laurie, who is officially the first to submit a recipe for my new “Share the Love” feature on the blog. Share the Love is a fun opportunity to submit your favorite recipe creation either on Instagram, Facebook, by email, or the contact form for the chance to
I absolutely love a good quick and easy recipe! Especially when they are super delicious and it makes my entire family happy. To me, that’s the winning combination for a recipe I will make again and again. That combination is this recipe. Made with coconut milk, shrimp, fragrant Thai basil, fresh lemongrass, a few spices you most likely have in your pantry, and everybody’s favorite... rice.
If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, (I really hope you do!) you can find all the ingredients in this recipe there other than fresh lemongrass and Thai basil. You can find both at your local Asian market or often in grocery stores. Thai basil can be a seasonal ingredient depending on where you live, but you can substitute it with regular basil if you must, though Thai basil gives the flavor that little something special.
Laurie, who is also a recipe contributor in my new cookbook, It Begins at the Table, is the guru of all things healthy and clean with food. She recommends using Argentinian shrimp in her recipe, which is only sold at Trader Joe’s. The shrimp is plump and meaty and comes frozen, which is perfect when you only want to use a handful in your dish and save the rest for another time. Take it a step further and serve it with my Crunchy Asian Ginger Salad or Chinese Smashed Cucumbers for a delicious meal.
I always test out a recipe before I post it and since making it for the first time only two weeks ago, I have already made this recipe three times. That’s when I know it’s a keeper! Thanks for the recipe, Laurie!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinary.butterfly on Instagram or @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest, or by using the hashtag #culinarybutterfly on Facebook
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