Simple Thai Green Curry

Simple Thai Green Curry

2 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced (1 tbsp)

1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

3 green onions, chopped (about ½ cup)

1 ½ cups broccoli florets

1 ½ cups cauliflower florets

1 ½ cups sugar snap peas

3 cups coconut milk

3 tbsp green curry paste

12 medium cooked shrimp

Heat olive oil  over medium heat in a wok or saute pan.  Add garlic, ginger and green onion.  Saute until fragrant, 1-2 minutes

Add broccoli, cauliflower and green onions and continue to saute for 5 minutes.

Add curry paste and saute for 2 minutes.

Add coconut milk and bring to simmer.  Turn heat to medium low and simmer until vegetables are cooked to desired tenderness.  Add shrimp and heat just until warm through.

Serve immediately with hot rice or noodles.

3 servings, 350 calories per serving, excluding rice or noodles

Hack:  Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root?  Grating it in it’s frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it!  Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.

Hack:  Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.

Hack:  Shrimp can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores.  Alternately, they can be purchased frozen in larger portions if you wish to keep some on hand.  Thaw needed amounts before cooking.  

Hack:  Seafood can be thawed overnight in refrigerator.  It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealable bag and submerging in a bath of cold water for about an hour.

Hack: Check the  produce department of your local grocery store for pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower florets to avoid having to buy an entire head.  Frozen vegetables would also work in this recipe.

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