Thursday 15 May 2014

spicy thai coconut peanut shrimp

Oh hi there. It's Clara.


Clara is doing a food post for the first time since....well, lets not actually go there, since it's a little embarrassing. So on to the good stuff!

I adore Thai food. It has a wicked kick to it (think Chuck Norris), it's colourful, healthy, intense on flavour, smells glorious, and is the best Asian cuisine in the world (don't tell my Korean relatives...). I'm seriously hooked on Thai food, which means that although I honestly do love my roots and Korean food, Thai gets cooked a lot more at home.

It's just that good.

Thank goodness Caleb likes it just as much as I do, cause I'm a little obsessed and crave it all the time. And if you've never had any experience with Thai before... please, please, pleaseee do yourself favor, go find a good Thai restaurant or make this dish at home.
And then prepare your tastebuds for some crazy epicness.

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups of coconut milk
2 tbsp of corn starch

3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp red curry paste
1 tbsp sriracha sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger

1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp minced garlic
4-5 cups of sliced veggies of your choice 
(I used carrots, broccoli, and peppers...)
1/2 cup of chopped, unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup of chopped, fresh cilantro
sesame seeds

1. Whisk together the coconut milk and corn starch first in a medium bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients in the first set. Set aside.

2. In a medium sized pot, boil water and boil your shrimp (if they aren't already pre-cooked) until the shrimp turn bright pink/red. Drain the pot of the water and set your shrimp aside for now.
3. In a large wok, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add your onion and garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in your remaining vegetables and saute until they are tender, but crisp. 

4. Add in the peanut mixture and shrimp to the wok and stir until it comes to a boil. 

5. Turn your stove down, add in your peanuts and cilantro, and serve over prepared rice. Garnish with additional peanuts, cilantro, and sesame seeds!

Enjoy this party for your taste buds!

p.s.   clara


  1. I can't wait to try this! Thai is definitely my favorite too ;) and your photos look amazing!

  2. A first post about food must be celebrated! Well done! And it all looks good! Although I don't eat shrimps, since I was a child, I know many people who love them and I will show the recipe to them! Such a cute layout you have, loved the blog!

  3. Trying this recipe this week! Excited :)


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