My wife Sarah introduced me to Thai curry before we were married, and now I like to make it for her! Starting with store-bought Thai green curry paste—which contains a blend of lemongrass, ginger or galangal, herbs and aromatics—makes it quick enough for even a weeknight meal.
Add 2 tablespoons oil to a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and par-cook by searing each side for about 1 minute, making sure to not crowd the skillet. Remove the shrimp to a plate and set aside. Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil along with the onions, jalapenos and a pinch of salt and cook until they start to brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
Add the green curry paste and stir to combine; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock to deglaze the skillet, stirring. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce and sugar and mix well. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook until it thickens, about 10 minutes.
Add the shrimp to the curry and cook until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Ladle the curry into a serving bowl and garnish with the basil, mint and peanuts. Serve with steamed rice—a perfect combination.