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Shrimp and Two-Peas Green Curry Stir-Fry
with rice

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

Green curry paste gives this stir-fry amazing fragrance. We skip the coconut milk for something lighter as we head into warmer weather. Enjoy your two-peas (snow peas and English peas) with shrimp or tofu!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Shrimp & Two-Peas Green Curry Stir-Fry:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Onions - 1, chopped or sliced
  • Snow peas - 3/4 lb, trimmed
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Tofu, extra-firm (vacuum-packed preferable) - 1 lb ((Look for the vacuum-packed tofu if you can find it))
  • Green curry paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Corn starch - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Peas - 1 1/2 cups ((Frozen))
  • Lime - 1/2, juice of
Rice (enough for fried rice leftovers):
  • Rice (brown or white) - 2 cups, uncooked

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Onions / Snow peas / Cilantro - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Tofu - Press out any water. If you have the time, leave in a colander and place a plate on top of the tofu for ~30 minutes to drain out as much liquid as possible or try this contraption. Cube. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Rice - This makes enough for tomorrow night’s fried rice. For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make stir-fry sauce - Mix together curry paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and corn starch.

Make

  1. Heat up a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of cooking oil and then tofu with a sprinkle of salt to heated oil. Saute until tofu is golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Return wok to heat and add second part of oil. Add onions with a dash of salt, and saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  3. Next add in snow peas and garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Return tofu to the pan, and push all ingredients to the side forming a donut hole in the middle. Give your stir-fry sauce a stir and pour it right into the hole. Wait for sauce to bubble and darken before tossing through to coat all the ingredients.
  5. Add in peas and cook for another minute to two. Take off heat and finish with cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt, pepper or any other flavorings (curry paste, soy sauce, hot sauce). Enjoy over rice (but remember to save half the rice for tomorrow night’s dinner).

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (6)

19 reviews

So so good!

By: Camille
Posted: May 15, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very good! I didn't have green curry paste so I used red curry paste. It was fine.

By: Wendy
Posted: May 14, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I used thai flavored tofu (twin oaks) and fresh snap peas, instead of frozen peas, along with the snow peas. This was super flavorful and super easy dish. I'd definitely make it again.

By: Sandra
Posted: May 14, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The kids ate this unseasoned, and it was too bland for the adults.

By: Megan
Posted: May 14, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I'm not a very adventurous eater, but I loved the sauce! I didn't use the snow peas and instead threw in mushrooms.

By: Kaci
Posted: May 13, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Tasty, simple prep. Forgot to add frozen peas, b/c I got confused and was like, "Peas? I already added the snow peas?" lol.

By: Allison
Posted: May 12, 2014
Diet: Original
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