Paleo Recipe - Red Curry Shrimp With Coconut & Basil

Red Curry Shrimp With Coconut And Basil

Red curry is one of the most interesting foods that you will taste in your lifetime. Add it into your Paleo diet menu plan and you’ll surely have a healthy dish that your loved ones will definitely ask to be added to their weekly menu. What makes this dish even healthier is the aromatic, spicy ginger.

Paleo Recipe - Red Curry Shrimp

Curry is a combination of spices, meat, and vegetables, and it is well suited to those who follow the Paleo or Caveman diet. This dish has different levels of spiciness, and red curry is the most versatile of the different curries. This means you can make your red curry as spicy or as mild as you want. This type of curry uses different kinds of herbs and spices, but one that is never or seldom out of the picture is ginger. This spice or root is one of the healthiest amongst the wide variety of spices that you can use in Paleo dishes today.

Paleo Approved Food - Turmeric

Ginger and turmeric belong to the same family, Zingiberaceae. The ginger root or simply ginger is not only used for food as a spice, it is also a traditional medicine and has been used for centuries even now in some countries. It originated in Southern Asia, so it is no wonder why this root is widely used in Asian and Indian dishes. The root can be used fresh or powdered, can even be candied, turned into wine or tea, and pickled. Ginger is also very healthy, but before we tackle its health benefits, you have to check out this Paleo recipe first.

Red Curry Shrimp With Coconut And Basil
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Asian
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A quick and simple dish that is full of flavor and health benefits to you and your loved ones.
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb (454 g) Shrimp – Peeled and Deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) Red Curry Paste
  • 1 Garlic Clove - Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon (5 g) Fresh Ginger - Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon (5 ml) Fish Sauce (Make sure you get the Sugar-Free/No Sugar Added variety)
  • 14 Ounce (414 ml) Can Full-Fat Organic Coconut Milk (You will be using half of this for your curry, which is about 7 ounces or 207 ml)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 g) Coconut Oil
  • 10-12 Fresh Basil Leaves
Instructions
  1. Lb (454 g) Shrimp – Peeled and Deveined
  2. Tablespoons (30 g) Red Curry Paste
  3. Garlic Clove - Minced
  4. Teaspoon (5 g) Fresh Ginger - Grated
  5. Teaspoon (5 ml) Fish Sauce (Make sure you get the Sugar-Free/No Sugar Added variety)
  6. Ounce (414 ml) Can Full-Fat Organic Coconut Milk (You will be using half of this for your curry, which is about 7 ounces or 207 ml)
  7. Tablespoon (15 g) Coconut Oil
  8. -12 Fresh Basil Leaves
This dish is easy to make and simply delicious. And because it has ginger, along with other ingredients, you are assured you get the best health benefits. Here are some of the reasons why ginger is considered healthy:

Natural Anti-inflammatory Properties

Paleo Diet - Anti Inflammatory Properties

If you have sore muscles or joints, some ginger tea or additional ginger in your food can help reduce any inflammation. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of ginger can even reduce menstrual pain and osteoarthritis. Ginger brings warmth and helps the body calm down which in turn helps reduce the stress from the pain and the pain itself.

The Power Of Gingerol

Paleo Food - Ginger - Gingerol Gingerol is a powerful antioxidant, and it is present in ginger. This antioxidant can help the body have a stronger immune system and can help to remove toxins from the body at the same time. This same powerful antioxidant is the reason why ginger is used in traditional healing.

Relieving Nausea

Paleo Diet - Relieves Nausea

Nausea, especially for pregnant women, is very usual, and those who suffer from it may find that carrying out their normal daily activities proves difficult. Ginger’s aroma is soothing and can calm you. The inviting smell works well with tea but can if you cannot prepare tea, you can also take it as lozenges or candies.

Calming Your Tummy

Woke up with an upset stomach? Ginger can help! Ginger calms your tummy by warming it up. Ginger also contains phenolic compounds which promote the production of bile and reduce the gastric contractions your tummy may be experiencing. This means better movement of the food and fluids in your tummy and less pain for your digestive system.

Lowers Risk For Developing Diseases Including Cancer

The best explanation for this health benefit of ginger is its strong anti-oxidant contents. Because ginger is rich in anti-oxidants, it helps keep the body’s immune system working at its optimum levels whilst helping the body get rid of toxins. The body then produces stronger cells and a defense system that can prevent cancer cells from growing. Ginger can also help reduce  the chances of developing heart disease, lower blood sugar levels and improve your chances of not developing Alzheimer’s disease. Suddenly, ginger is not just for nausea and a blocked nose.

So you see, this recipe is not just another tasty dish, but a healthy dish that you and your loved ones can benefit from. Even with a small amount, the benefits of ginger are undoubtedly worth putting it in every dish possible. Exploring dishes like this can bring more knowledge and a whole new perspective for Paleo diet dishes and their benefits for your health. After all, the Paleo diet is an adventure that can take you to places through using different cuisines, even when you are just at home.

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