April 24, 2011

Bon Appetit Shrimp and Coconut Curry with Green Beans

My four-year-old is obsessed with shrimp. Whenever I make a shrimp dish the rest of the family has to guard their plates because he will go around picking shrimp off everyone elses plates. Green beans are another hit with the kids in our house, so when I saw a recipe for Shrimp and Coconut Curry with Green Beans in the December 2010 issue of Bon Appetit, it was a perfect fit for our family.

The prep time for this recipe was rather time consuming. I am not a fan of shelling and deveining 2 1/2 pounds of shrimp, especially when my young sons insist of helping mommy cook. It took me longer than the 35 minutes the recipe suggests to prep. It might be that I'm slow, but I'm thinking the estimate is on the low side. I did have to make a substitution for the lemongrass stalks. I used 2 tablespoons of grated lime peel as suggested, Additionally, I had a hard time finding 3/4 pound of green beans that looked good enough to cook. Most of the green beans that I sifted through at the grocery store looked like they hadn't been picked recently. I did luck out with having no trouble finding Madras curry powder; there were even multiple brands available at my local Kroger.

This recipe was a big hit with both of my children. They ate their whole plate and asked for seconds. The only problem I ran across is that I had to add a large amount of salt at the end of the cooking for flavor. The final taste was good and my whole family was able to enjoy this recipe, it's one that I would make again.
For the recipe go to Bon Appetite Shrimp and Coconut Curry with Green Beans


  1. your newest follower from MBC! are you willing to share your recipe? my 4 yr old isn't really a fan of shrimp but loves green beans. maybe the combo would be a hit here! come on by and visit me if you get a second!


  2. My 4yr old wouldn't touch shrimp for anything but my 2yr old would finish a kilo at a go. I have to try this out for him.
    Following you from MBC, please follow back.

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.
    Have a nice day!

  4. Yummy!!! Following you back from Happy Monday Blog Hop.
    Thanks for linking up.

  5. I'm obsessed with Shrimp too lol.
    I will eat it any way you prepare it!

  6. Wish I could eat shrimp because I would try this recipe! Thanks for following me and I'm now following you back! http://joy-southernsocialite.blogspot.com/

  7. We call them prawns in Oz and my 2 year old loves them too. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, am following too.


  8. Awesome This looks very tasty!!!Your 4 year old and I have a lot in common :). I’m your newest follower. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

  9. My eldest loves shrimp too. Thanks for following. Now following you back! Have a great week! http://aimee-girltalk.blogspot.com

  10. following you from mbc great blog always looking for new meals to try

  11. Following you from the hop...please stop by Areyouamom.com and say hi :)

  12. MMMM, shrimp and coconut,so good.
    Thanks for the follow, following you back.

  13. MMM i agree with kathy detweiler Shrimp and coconut are amazing together. Add some curry and WAM BAM Thank you mam we have a winner.

    Thanks for the follow Im following back from http://flowersaunaturel.blogspot.com/

    Take care


  14. New follower here :) Hope you'll follow me too: atpauley2011.blogspot.com I'm a new blogging mommy looking for mommies everywhere to learn from and share with. We can all use more Mommy friends ;)



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