Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp

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Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp with garlic, ginger, and basil is a delicious Whole30 and Paleo friendly meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Delicious served on a bed of zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or spaghetti squash, this dish will become a weeknight favorite.

297 CALORIES 5g CARBS 10g FAT 47g PROTEIN
4
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(7 Old SmartPoints™)
(7 PointsPlus®)

This Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp made with onions, garlic, ginger, fresh basil, tomatoes, and shrimp in a creamy coconut milk sauce is seriously good. Like we were licking the sauce off our plates good.

I have always been a huge fan of curry. It's something I make all the time but I realize it isn't for everyone. That's where this simple dish comes in. It reminds me of a delicious curry dish but without the actual curry. You still get the creamy coconut part, you still get garlic and ginger, you still get a touch of spice, but you don't get any of the funkiness of curry that some people don't like. And it's so good, you will make this again and again.

Weight Watchers Coconut Shrimp and Tomatoes in a creamy sauce in a pan.

When it comes to serving this dish, there are endless options. Normally I serve it on a bed of zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, or cauliflower rice for a low carb and Whole30/Paleo friendly option. Ir's also delish over brown rice or some soba noodles. If you love soups, add some chicken or shrimp broth and it quickly becomes a soup. You can throw in some extra veggies or add a starch like rice noodles or quinoa. Prepared this way, it kind of reminds my of a traditional Thai coconut soup, especially if you squeeze in some lime juice.

Paleo Creamy Coconut Shrimp and Tomato in a pan with zucchini noodles.

Tips for Making Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp

  • If you don't have fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes work just fine in this recipe. Drain the tomatoes before adding them so that you get a thick and creamy sauce.
  • If you are following a Whole30, Keto, or Paleo diet make this with full fat coconut milk. It will add about 130 calories per servings and about 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
  • Adjust the amount of garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes to suit your tastes. Usually I punch up the red pepper flakes since we like things really spicy. You can also leave them out completely if spice isn't your thing.
  • To keep this a Whole30/Paleo/Keto friendly dish serve it with spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or cauliflower rice.

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Here are some of the products I used in this recipe:

  • If you are following Whole30, you will need a coconut milk that doesn't contain carageenan. This is the one I normally buy.

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The Recipe

Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp. basil, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional, to taste)
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cup canned lite coconut milk (full fat for Paleo/Whole30/Low Carb)
  • 2 lb. shrimp

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Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the garlic, ginger, basil, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook until they soften and begin to release their liquid. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Let cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook for 5-7 minutes until pink and cooked through. Top with more basil.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297
Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 7g
36%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 365mg
122%
Sodium 311mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 3g
Protein 47g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp
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3 Comments
On Creamy Coconut and Tomato Shrimp
July 16, 2018 - 08:00
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Only had 1 lb. of shrimp so it was a little saucy. I also added a whole green pepper to it. The green pepper was a great addition, flavor-wise. We ate it over spiralized zucchini. I will definitely make this again. Next time I will try adding other veggies.
Kim Shrey
April 9, 2018 - 09:23
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This recipe is so TASTY! My husband loves spice so we kicked it up a notch with some green chili peppers and added some broccoli for extra veggies. The flavors worked so perfectly together. I made this the first time over basmati rice but am making it again tonight with the zuchinni noodles and my mouth is watering.
January 29, 2018 - 10:51
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Absolutely loved this recipe. We put it over zucchini noodles. Will definitely make again.
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