15-Minute Shrimp & Coconut Curry with Eggplant


In this quick shrimp recipe, shrimp is paired with a coconut curry and tender eggplant. Red, yellow or green curry works well in this quick dinner. To keep it fast, serve with precooked brown rice to sop up the sauce.

15-Minute Shrimp & Coconut Curry with Eggplant
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon yellow, red or green curry paste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 pound eggplant, peeled if desired and cubed (½-inch)

  • 4 scallions, sliced

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (16-20 count), halved

  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil and/or cilantro

  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Whisk coconut milk, curry paste and garlic powder in a large saucepan. Add eggplant and scallions; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 6 minutes. Add shrimp, cover and continue cooking until the shrimp are just cooked through and the eggplant is tender, about 4 minutes more. Stir in basil (and/or cilantro) and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
22g Fat
14g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 455IU 9%
Sodium 748mg 33%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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