Food Recipes Coconut Curry Sauce 4.0 (725) 12 Reviews Coconut milk and curry powder combine to make a tasty sauce you can create in a matter of minutes. By Nina Simonds Nina Simonds Nina Simonds is a food journalist and an expert in Asian cooking. She has a special focus on health and lifestyle and has won a James Beard Award for her latest book, Spices of Life: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health. Highlights: * Wrote 11 books about Asian cuisine and culture * Has won three James Beard Awards * In 2006, launched food, health, and lifestyle website that features cooking tutorials with nutritionists and celebrity chefs * A regular contributor to The New York Times for over 25 years and to O Magazine for 5 years. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Epicurious.com, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Family Circle, and Self magazine Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on April 8, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Once you know how to make this versatile coconut curry sauce, you can use it to get a quick dinner on the table. Pour it over rice and call it a meal—or use it to enhance a main dish like chicken curry or a side of vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, or broccoli. Curry powders can vary in terms of spiciness, so keep that in mind as you add yours. Depending on what your palate tells you, you may want to increase or decrease the quantity. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes zest of 1 lemon 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic 1 ¼ cups light coconut milk 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves Directions In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, sugar, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Place a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add red pepper flakes, zest, garlic, and curry powder and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the coconut-milk mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, 1½ minutes. Add basil. Pour into a bowl. Anna Williams Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 138 Calories 12g Fat 8g Carbs 2mg Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 138 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 16% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Sodium 796mg 35% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Protein 2g Calcium 53mg 4% Iron 1mg 6% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.