Curried Shrimp and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry


This easy and healthy shrimp stir-fry comes together in less than 20 minutes and tastes delicious over simple jasmine rice. Slideshow: More Shrimp Recipes 

Curried Shrimp and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry
Photo: Photo © Phoebe Lapine
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into a 1-inch dice

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • One 1-inch piece of ginger, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste

  • 1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp, tails on

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup peanuts, for garnish

  • 1/4 cup cilantro or mint leaves, for garnish


  1. In a large wok, cover the sweet potatoes with water until submerged. Bring to a boil over high heat and simmer until barely tender, 5 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid, and set aside.

  2. Pat the wok dry and heat the oil. Stir-fry the onion and scallions until beginning to brown, 4 minutes. Add the ginger, garlic and curry paste. Cook 1 minute more. Stir in the shrimp and stir-fry until pink and curled, 3 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes, reserved liquid, lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook until the sauce has reduced slightly and the sweet potatoes are fork-tender, 3 minutes. Garnish with the peanuts and herbs.

Serve With

Jasmine rice.

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