Massaman curry with poached shrimp & avocado

June 12, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I fell in love with this dish when a friend took me to a local Thai restaurant I dupliccated it when I got home using prepared curry paste from an oriental grocery. Serve this with Jasmine rice. —Latetotheparty

What You'll Need
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 4 tablespoons curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3/4 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 pound shelled & deveined shrimp
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 handful unsalted cashews
  1. saute chopped garlic and shallot in small amount of oil until translucent
  2. Add curry paste to pan and mix with fish sauce, sugar and cocunut milk. Heat through
  3. poach shrimp in sauce on low heat. Then add cubed avocado and cashews. Serve over white rice. (Jasmine works best)
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ravendas January 8, 2021
I made an account here just to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this recipe. There was a restaurant in TN that made this exact dish (just with chicken, not shrimp) that I absolutely LOVED. When I moved away, I searched everywhere to find a masaman recipe that compared and yours was spot-on perfect! I can't help but wonder if it was the same restaurant you referred to? (Lemongrass in Maryville, TN?)