Shrimp Fried in Coconut Milk

Shrimp Fried in Coconut Milk

Shrimp in a mild coconut milk and tomato purée sauce. The garlic shoots fried together with the shrimp have a crunchy texture.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Garlic shoots
1 bunch
Red onion (or normal onion)
as needed
Salt and pepper
to taste
Vegetable oil
as needed
Combined flavouring ingredients:
Coconut milk
4 tablespoons
Tomato purée
1 tablespoon
Fish sauce
1 tablespoon


1. Prepare the ingredients.
2. Mix the coconut milk, tomato purée, and fish sauce together in a bowl.
3. Slice the garlic shoots into easy to eat lengths.
4. Roughly chop the onion.
5. Peel and devein the shrimp. Make deep cuts into the back and open them up.
6. Use a knife to gently make the cuts, right through to the tail.
8. Season with salt and pepper, and lightly dust with katakuriko.
9. Coat a frying pan in vegetable oil, and fry the onion.
10. When tender, add the garlic shoots and shrimp.
12. When the surface of the shrimp has browned and they are cooked through, add the combined flavouring ingredients.
13. It's done when the sauce is fully mixed in.
14. Enjoy with lemon and cilantro.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was going to make shrimp and mayonnaise, but I tried making it with a Thai-style sauce instead.