Healthy Meal Prep
Thai Shrimp and Clam Curry Recipe

Thai Shrimp and Clam Curry


This Thai shrimp and clam curry with lime and basil gets a subtle kick from red chile paste; spoon over brown rice for a satisfying dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chile paste, or more to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 4 large fresh cherrystone clams, scrubbed
  • ¼ cup chicken broth, or more as needed (Optional)
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided, or more to taste
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Heat peanut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and red bell pepper; saute until softened, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add ginger and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in red chile paste and coconut milk. Add the clams and simmer until flavors combine, 3 to 5 minutes. If curry appears too thick, stir in chicken broth.
  2. Finely grate zest from the lime. Stir half of the zest into the curry along with fish sauce and brown sugar. Squeeze some lime juice into the curry. Stir in half of the basil and shrimp; simmer curry until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes. Thin the curry with more chicken broth if needed.
  3. Scoop clams out of the curry, draining their juice back into the saucepan, and discard. Mix in remaining lime zest and basil before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Thai Shrimp and Clam Curry

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 349.8
% Daily Value *
protein: 28 %
carbohydrates: 4 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 13 %
fat: 44 %
saturated fat: 100 %
cholesterol: 33 %
vitamin a iu: 30 %
niacin equivalents: 25 %
vitamin b6: 18 %
vitamin c: 106 %
folate: 11 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 33 %
magnesium: 27 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 12 %
thiamin: 9 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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