Coconut Curry Shrimp with Caramelized Leeks

Coconut Curry Shrimp with Caramelized Leeks

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Total: 32 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Sautéed pieces of shrimp and caramelized leeks are smothered in a green curry and coconut milk sauce, and then sprinkled with fresh cilantro.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 leeks, white and green parts, cleaned and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 1-1/2 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  1. Place the butter and the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, stir the mixture until blended and then add the leeks, stirring to coat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the leeks for 15 minutes until golden and caramelized.
  2. Add the garlic and the curry paste to the pan, stir to combine and then cook for 2 minutes before stirring in the shrimp; sauté the mixture over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the stock and the coconut milk; bring to a simmer and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Serve the dish immediately sprinkled with the chopped cilantro.

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