Easy Shrimp Pasta In Coconut Milk Sauce

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A super easy Shrimp Pasta dish made with coconut milk pasta sauce ready in 20 minutes.

This pasta recipe is a variation from the usual pesto, tomato sauce or cheesy pasta that is normally cooked at home.

It is like a variation to the popularly loved creamy garlic shrimp pasta but infused with oriental flavours.

The addition of lemongrass, soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and coconut milk, it is a fun way to introduce new flavours to your family with food that they are used to.

What are Oriental Flavours

I mention oriental flavours and happen to add it to a few of my recipes.

But what do I mean by this?

An easy way to explain is our perception of a particular cuisine.

When you talk about Indian flavours, the characteristic picture that comes to our mind is that of spices, chilli and the colour yellow.

It’s the same way I have interpreted this prawns pasta dish as infused with Oriental flavours such as soya sauce, sweet chilli, lemongrass and coconut milk

Make Changes to the Recipe to Fit your Taste

If you are a regular reader of some of my recipes you may have noticed a pattern of Keeping it Simple!

I do enjoy food and cooking but with minimum prep time and lengthy procedures.

Like all my recipes, you are more than welcome to make changes and omit a few ingredients if you find it difficult to buy.

Although shopping for ingredients online has become super easy.

It may perhaps be the lemongrass or skip ginger ( it gives it a fresh taste) or sweet chilli sauce if you are not too fond of sweet tasting pasta sauce.

You can also substitute lemon grass with kafir lime for a fresh robust lemony undertone or give it a spicy kick by adding few sprinkles of chilli flakes!

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A 6 Ingredient Easy Pasta Sauce

This recipe essentially is for making a sauce base for prawn pasta.

But if you wish, you also have the option to make this dish into a 6 ingredients dish by using :

  1. pasta,
  2. shrimp/prawns,
  3. soya sauce,
  4. sweet chilli sauce (most sweet chilli sauce has added garlic),
  5. ginger and
  6. coconut milk

Just pick a few ingredients that you think goes well with your family taste and try this recipe in your own version.

Found this compilation of weeknight pasta dinner ideas that you may find helpful and may want to try.

Here’s a quick stepwise recipe of how to make Shrimp pasta with pictures for you.

What is your Family Favorite Pasta Dish?

Pasta being one of the most popular family meals, I am sure you may have your favourites too!

I would love to hear what flavours you have experimented with.

I make pasta almost once every week, to keep kids happy with their mom while my menu planning for one day is sorted!

So any new recipe sure does help.

Buon appetito



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Pasta - 200 gms
Shrimps or prawns - 150 gms
Capsicum - 1, diced
Soya sauce - 4 tbsp
Sweet chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Lemongrass - 1 stick, finely chopped
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 3
Ginger - 1 tsp
Spices Used
Chilli Flakes (optional) - 1 tsp
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Boil any kind of pasta of your choice until al dente and set aside.(tagliatelle, linguine or long thin pasta go well with this coconut milk pasta sauce)
Prepare a sauce with 4 tbsp of soya sauce, 1 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce and 1 tsp grated ginger. Keep aside for later use. Note - Add chilli flakes to the sauce if you wish to give your pasta sauce some heat.
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic to it and saute for 1 minute.
Now add cleaned and washed shrimps and saute for another 2 minutes.
Add the diced capsicum and continue to saute.
Next, add the soy, ginger, sweet chilli sauce and stir it in with the shrimps and capsicum until it is well coated.
Finally, add a cup of coconut milk and chopped lemongrass, adjust salt to taste and bring it to boil.
Cook until the prawns are done.
Add the pasta to the coconut milk sauce mixing it all together.
Keep the sauce as per your preferred consistency.
Remove from heat and serve the oriental flavoured Shrimp pasta.