Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shrimp Massaman Curry with avocado

 Shrimp Massaman Curry with avocado or Kaeng Massaman Gung; แกงมัสมั่นกุ้ง. I had Thai dinner with a friend of us in Bangkok Garden, Bethesda, MD. WE order Massaman Curry Shrimp and it came out with avocado. It took me for two years to try to make this recipe me in my kitchen. My husband loves avocado but he is not crazy to put on Thai curry but I really like it.

1) 15 Shrimps
2) 4 avocados
3) 2 Tbsp roasted peanut
4) 6 Green cardamom pods.
5) 3 shallots
6) 1 " Length roasted cinnamon stick
7) 2 1/2 Tbsp Tamarind juice.
8) 2 Tbsp fish sauce
9) 2 cup Coconut milk
10) 1/2 Tbsp palm sugar
11) 3 Bay leaves
12) 3 Tbsp Massaman curry paste
13) 1/2 Tbsp canola oil

1) Clean and peel shell of shrimp.
 2) This is roasted peanut, palm sugar, fish sauce and massaman curry paste.
 3) The picture of avocado is only three avocados but I actually use four avocados on this recipe.
 4) Cut avocados in half. Remove the seed.
 5) Cut into 4 pieces.
 6) There are roasted peanuts, cardamom seeds, bay leaves, shallots and cinnamon stick.
 7) Tamarind juice.
 8)  In a pot, heat canola oil in medium heat, when the oil is hot, add massaman curry paste. Stir for a minute.
 9) Add coconut milk then  Stir until a film of the oil on surfaces. Add roasted peanuts, cardamom seeds, bay leaves, shallots and cinnamon stick in to the pot.
10) Add shrimps continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through.

11) Add cut avocados.
12) Add palm sugar and fish sauce. Turn off the heat
13)  Place into a serving dish and Enjoy the curry with cooked rice.


  1. What massamam curry paste is like?

  2. When do I add the tamrind juice?

  3. So sorry you can add at step 12.