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spicy lemongrass shrimp
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Spicy Lemongrass Shrimp with Coconut Rice

This is a quick weeknight recipe for spicy lemongrass shrimp with coconut rice. Shrimp is marinated in lemongrass and other Southeast Asian spices served over a bed of coconut rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: coconut rice, lemongrass shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Make your marinade. Dump garlic, lemongrass, fish sauce, coconut sugar, vegetable oil, red chili peppers, and salt into a blender. Blitz until a smooth marinade forms. Spoon the marinade over the shrimp and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • After letting it sit, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a large pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp one at a time in one layer to the pan. Be careful not to crowd the pan. Cook for 1 minute on each side until the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Make the sauce. Dump the marinade into a small pan with 1 tablespoon of sake. Let it cook until it starts to boil. Remove from the heat and spoon over shrimp.
  • Garnish with green onions and Thai basil, and squeeze some lime juice over the top before serving.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 429mg | Sodium: 2619mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 5mg