Butternut & Shrimps in a Coconut Milk Broth

I found a recipe online that looked nice but I wasn’t quite happy with it and decided to chop and grate… oops I mean… change it a little and this is what I ended up with… An incredibly quick and simple dish that is ready in about 30 minutes and OMG-so-delish!!!

Serves 2. Simply double or triple,depending on how many you wish to cater for.


2 spring onions or 1 small onion chopped

1 large garlic clove finely chopped

olive oil

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/2 tsp salt

1tsp tomato paste

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 can coconut milk

1 cup cubed butternut

250g shrimps

2 tsp lemon juice

1 cup Basmati Rice


1. Start by cooking your rice.This allows you to prepare the Butternut and Shrimp Sauce while the rice cooks.

The trick to perfectly cooked Basmati is:

In a pot, add 2 cups of cold water to 1 cup Basmati rice (which has been rinsed under cold water a few times). Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring to boil. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to low and allow the rice to simmer for about 10mins. Turn heat off, leaving pot on the stove for about 5 mins. Do not take the lid off. The rice should be perfectly cooked now. You will know it’s cooked when there are little air holes in the rice. Using a fork, you can now fluff the rice in the pot.

Do not be tempted to stir the rice while it is cooking!

2. Pour a little Olive oil into a sauce pan and heat it. When oil is hot, add chopped Spring onions and garlic and sauté until soft. Do not brown.

3. Add Chicken stock, brown sugar, salt, tomato paste, black pepper, red pepper flakes and coconut milk to the sautéd onions and garlic. Stir with a whisk for about 1 min.

4. Add Butternut and bring to boil.

5. Reduce heat and simmer for 10mins or until the Butternut is tender.

6. Add shrimps and bring to boil. Allow to cook for 5mins.

7. Add lemon juice, stir and remove from heat.

8. Serve with Basmati rice. Garnish with some chopped spring onions or parsely.

Bon Appetit!!

Be awesomely blessed!




  1. Yummy! What a delicious sounding recipe.

  2. Great

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