thai shrimp curry with snap peas

Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines to make at home. If you purchase the curries and a few of the spices you will be able to make a large number of Thai recipes like this Thai shrimp curry with snap peas.

I don’t know if I have mention it before but Thai food is one of my ultimate favorite cuisines. I tend to make this Thai shrimp curry at least once a week it is that good……super simple and fast also comes to mind :-)

Some people think that having healthy and nutritious dinners can take a long time, not the case. This dish, from start to finish, can be done in as little as 20 minutes, and if you have a rice maker, like I do, it becomes even easier…..I couldn’t live without my rice maker….we eat a lot of rice and having a rice maker makes the job making rice a hell of a lot easier. I love my cheap rice maker :-)

I actually made this Thai curry for a lunch gathering I had at my house with three of my girlfriends.  They actually wanted me to make and extra batch for them to take home with them……they are too funny……well now they can make it on their own.

I told them as long as you have the ingredients you are good to go. No fuzz and complicated techniques here…….just basically having the green curry paste, coconut milk and fish sauce would be the secret key!!

Forget spending $15 to $20 dollars at a Thai restaurant, after making this you won’t ever again order this one out. You won’t believe how easy and fast this dish is and lets not forget you could also add any other veggies and protein of your choice.


This is my cheap rice cooker I mentioned before. I could not live without it!!
If you make this dish the green curry paste, and fish sauce will last you for ever.

The left picture is before adding the shrimp and the snap peas. Just let that mixture cook for 2-3 minutes at medium to high heat before adding the shrimp.

This is just awesome and packed with superb flavors. You won’t regret making this at all!!


thai shrimp curry with snap peas

Yield: 6-8 servings

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6-8 green onions, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Thai fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined sugar
  • 1 fresh tomato, diced
  • 1- 2 lbs cooked large shrimp
  • 9 oz fresh snow peas
  • 2-3 kaffir lime lives, or lime zest of 1 lime
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges to serve, optional



Heat oil in non stick large skillet over medium to high heat (I used a wok). Add sliced onion and cook for 3 minutes or so until soft and beginning to brown.

Reduce heat to medium and add the green onions and curry paste. Stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add coconut milk, chicken broth, fish sauce, sugar and kaffir lime leaves. Bring to a boil and add the tomatoes. Cook further for another 2-3 minutes.

Add shrimp and snap peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. Serve over brown rice and if using add lime wedges.

Adapted from here

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 6 servings. The brown rice is not part of the calculations.

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  1. I am SOLD, Miryam. This is exactly my kind of fish curry…quick, saucy and delicious! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. This looks great!! I’ll have to make it on a night where my hubby is not going to be home for dinner (he doesn’t do seafood).

  3. yum! you cook thai and indian twice a week, my husband would LOVE you. I can’t even find the time to cook after work, I’m beat. I don’t know how all you women with kids do it, hats off to you. :-)
    Looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    I try to eat more fish than chicken as well.

  4. I love finding new versions of curry to make…it’s my favorite thing to eat! The flavors in this sound fabulous.

  5. What a delicious curry! So colorful and fragrant, and I bet absolutely scrumptious. My hubby and I would love this, Miryam!

  6. I love Indian and Tai curry dishes. I will be making this.

  7. My husband and I absolutely LOVED this. We made it for dinner today…I didnt have any mahi mahi but it works for any white fillet fish! The flavour is amazing…I increased the thai paste to 1.5 tbsp, but thats just because I like the tangy flavour!

    Definitely will be making this again…and AGAIN!
    Thank you!

  8. It was my first curry stew, and I must say it was a success! Super easy and delicious :) I’m not used to cook with this kind of asian ingredients, so didn’t know if I would succeed, and now I think it’ll became one of my basics!
    Thank you very much, Myriam, for your good ideas :)

  9. I used cream of coconut because i didn’t see coconut cream ij the  store  and i didn’t realise there was a different. Do not make this mistake. I later learned that one is for cooking and the other has added sugar and is used for baking and dessert. 

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