Thai Red Curry Shrimp – Spicy Prawns Recipe

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This Thai Red Curry Shrimp recipe was just the thing I needed to film this week. With Independence day just around the corner, I thought a spin on the traditional “Shrimp on the Barbee” was in order.  Though I pan fry in this video recipe, there’s no reason why you couldn’t take these straight to the grill after the Prawns are marinated.

I lucked out at the super market when I found these whole jumbo shrimp with heads.  That’s not normally how I buy them.  But they give that Awe and Wow effect when they’re served this way.  And just so you know, you don’t have to have whole jumbo’s .  Just use what you’ve got and what’s available.

Also, if curry and/or spicy shrimp recipes are you’re thing, you might want to check out the Curry Chicken Salad and the Firecracker Shrimp recipes I’ve listed below!

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CLICK HERE for Firecracker Shrimp

Thai Red Curry Shrimp Ingredients:

1 lbs Jumbo Shrimp, Whole (8 to 10)

MARINADE
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
1/4 cup Fish Sauce
1 Lime, juiced
1 tsp Kosher Salt

Splash of Sherry or White Wine when cooking the shrimp (about 2 tbsp)

Topping
3 tbsp Butter, melted
2 tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste
1 tsp Fresh Thai Basil, chopped
1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes

For the Topping, combine the melted butter with the curry paste, add a pinch of Kosher salt, the Chili flakes and chopped Basil.


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Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp

The Best Firecracker Shrimp

This Firecracker Shrimp recipe is, quite literally, off the hook amazing.  You’re already getting one of the best fried shrimp recipes, in all of the world and then you combine it with this spicy sauce and POW, you’ve got Bang Bang Shrimp.  Now If you’re feeling a little lazy or a bit pressed for time and you don’t want to fry your own shrimp, you can take half the work out of this recipe if you are willing to pick up a frozen bag of fried shrimp.  Even Popcorn Shrimp will work fine.  But If you need a recipe, however, I highly recommend that you CLICK HERE for one of the best!

Firecracker Shrimp

Firecracker Shrimp made with my Fried Shrimp

If you use my Fried Shrimp recipe when you make this Firecracker Shrimp, you won’t just be pleased, you’ll be astounded.  My Fried Shrimp recipe has gone far beyond my expectations on YouTube by accumulating more than 750k views.  It juggles back and forth for the number one position, weekly.  So trust me when I tell you, this is the recipe for you if you want to learn how to make the best Southern Crispy Fried Shrimp.

Firecracker Shrimp Ingredients:

2 lbs Fried Shrimp
2 Green Onions, chopped
12 Red Chili’s
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Orange Chili Sauce
1/2 tsp Soy Sauce, optional

Snap the Red Chili’s in half and combine them with the chopped Green Onions.  In a small bowl mix the Mayonnaise and Orange Chili Sauce.  Then, In a large pan on High Heat add the sauce first, immediately followed by the Fried Shrimp and the Red Chili’s and Scallions.  Toss and stir the Ingredients for about 20 seconds until all the shrimp is covered in sauce, then quickly remove from the heat and serve your Firecracker Shrimp.

Outback Style Coconut Shrimp

Coconut ShrimpThe Best Coconut Shrimp

This Coconut Shrimp recipe is based on the basic Aussie recipe you can find on the menu at just about any Outback Steak and Grill Restaurant.  I wouldn’t dare say that it is their exact recipe but I would definitely argue that it is just as good, if not better because the similarities are uncanny.  And if you’re a fan of the way they cook their prawns, then this is the recipe for you because these are the best.

Coconut Shrimp

Outback Coconut Shrimp

Most Restaurants butterfly their shrimp and fry them in fresh leafed coconut, and so do I but I don’t use Panko.  I’m not saying that they do but some recipes call for it and I find that it isn’t necessary if you take different steps.  For example, I dip my shrimp in Tempura instead of an egg wash and I make the batter a little bit thicker than usual to assure the coconut stays on the shrimp.  If you do this, instead of dipping the shrimp in egg-wash, you’ll have an easier time frying your Coconut Shrimp and they’ll turn out crispier.  That is, if you follow my Tempura recipe.

Coconut Shrimp Ingredients:

1 lbs Shrimp
1 cup Tempura Batter
1 cup Shredded Coconut
Oil for frying

Butterfly the Shrimp by cutting a small incision down the back of the spine 3/4 of the way through.  Dip the Shrimp in the Tempura Batter then roll in the Shredded Coconut.  Pan Fry on medium heat with only 1/8 inch of oil in the bottom of the pan for 1 to 2 minutes per side.  Remove the Coconut Shrimp and place on paper towels that can absorb the frying oil, then serve.