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Easy Chinese Coconut Shrimp Recipe


Food Recipe | Easy Chinese Coconut Shrimp Recipe I have been looking for a creamy shrimp recipe, this one fit the bill! I know it is horrible to rate something great when you change it, but it was minor. We do not drink or cook with alcohol so I subbed 1/4 tsp non-alcohol almond extract for the 1 TLBS amaretto. It ended up a little sweet for me so I added a couple of turns from a salt grinder. Also make sure you shake up the can of coconut milk before opening, mine separated. The end result was wonderful! I will be making this again! Enjoy!

Easy Chinese Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Easy Chinese Coconut Shrimp Recipes

SERVING: 3    

Preparation time                   Cook time

15 Minutes                             15 Minutes


  • 1lb medium or large shrimp
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • corn starch

Easy Chinese Coconut Shrimp Recipes


  1. Shell and devein shrimp. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry the shrimp with paper towel and season with salt
  2. In a measuring cup, combine and mix well the coconut cream, cream or milk, and vanilla extract
  3. Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and pan fry until both sides are golden brown. Around 2 minutes for each side. Splash some rum and cook the shrimp for another minute. Set aside the shrimp in the same pan
  4. In a separate pan, add the coconut cream mixture and cook over low heat. Add condensed milk and stir to mix
  5. When the coconut mixture starts to bubble, add additional sugar to taste. Let the mixture simmer for about 3 minutes until the liquid gets reduced by 1/3. Add some diluted corn starch to thicken the cream if necessary. Optionally, you can add Mayonnaise in place of corn starch to create a richer flavor
  6. Transfer the cream mixture to the shrimp. Turn on the heat and stir the shrimp to incorporate the coconut cream. Turn off the heat when the coconut mixture reaches the boiling point. Plate and serve the dish hot.


For less sweet shrimp, reduce the sweetened condensed milk. For sweeter shrimp, increase the sweetened condensed milk.

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