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Thai Florida Grapefruit Curry

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) Why not turn your go-to dishes into crowd-pleasing masterpieces by mixing and matching unexpected ingredients?


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Thai green curry paste
  • 1 small Thai chili pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) grated Florida grapefruit rind
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) Florida ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fish sauce
  • 1 lb (454 g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Florida ruby red grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh cilantro or mint
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) water
  • 3 cups (750 ml) cooked basmati rice


n a skillet, heat oil over medium heat and cook shallot and garlic for two minutes. Stir in curry paste and chili pepper; cook for one minute. Add Florida grapefruit rind and juice, coconut milk and fish sauce; bring to a simmer.

Add shrimp and cook, stirring for four minutes or until firm and cooked through.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Stir into shrimp mixture along with grapefruit segments and cilantro. Spoon over rice.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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