Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp

Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp is an easy, nutritious meal you can have on the table in no time at all! Healthy, delicious, and incredibly simple! This meal is dairy-free and one of our frequent meals to make considering its ease anti-inflammatory benefits.

Turmeric is a miracle spice, in my humble opinion! It is rather mild in flavour but gives food a stunning colour when added. Despite its mild flavour, its active compound, curcumin, has been researched for its anti-inflammatory qualities and its benefits for a wide range of ailments. Because it is so good for you, we sneak in turmeric in wherever it makes sense to!

Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp served over rice.

Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp is Low-FODMAP

If you have been following me on instagram or subscribe to this site, you probably already know that I have been struggling with food sensitivities for the last few years. One of the first things I did to help combat the negative symptoms brought on by food was to play around with my diet. At the suggestion of my doctor, I went on a low-FODMAP diet for several months. This was to help with two things. First, to help alleviate the symptoms. Secondly, to identify what foods were the culprit (as I started re-introducing foods again).

Since doing the Low-FODMAP diet, I have re-introduced a lot of high FODMAP foods into my diet again. That said, I still use a lot of the recipes I developed during that time. They were delicious meals and I felt great after eating them! Why wouldn’t I keep making them, just as they are?

If you are new to eating a low-FODMAP diet and are desperately looking for recipes, rest assured there are a lot of really delicious meals that you can still eat without feeling like you are giving up on taste!

Stay tuned! I will be posting a recipe for Sweet Potato, Chili & Lime Soup soon that is also packed with flavour and low FODMAP!

We love to serve this with my baked rice (foolproof, no hassle rice without the use of a rice maker)!

Bon appetit!

If you like this recipe, check out some of my other turmeric recipes:
Turmeric Coconut Rice
Turmeric Latte (or Golden Milk)

Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp plated over rice on a kitchen table.
Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp served over rice.

Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp

Creamy Coconut Turmeric Shrimp is an easy, nutritious meal you can have on the table in no time!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 289 kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp large size
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your tastes)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and add the shrimp. Saute, being sure to flip them, for a few minutes until they are pink and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the coconut milk, turmeric powder, salt and cayenne pepper to a large saute pan. Whisk together until it is thoroughly mixed. In a cup, stir the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water to create a slurry and add it to the pan. Continue to whisk until the sauce thickens. Add shrimp and stir. Serve over rice.

Note: Metric ingredient measurements are provided as a courtesy using a third-party calculator and are rounded to the nearest unit. The recipes provided on this site have not been tested with metric measurements and their accuracy cannot be verified.


Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 17gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 946mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 4mg

The nutritional information provided is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Accurate nutritional facts will vary based on the particular brands used, portion sizes, measurement accuracy and more.

Keyword coconut milk, quick dinner, shrimp, turmeric
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