Fragrant courgette & prawn curry

Fragrant courgette & prawn curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Wondering what to do with a glut of courgettes? Put them to good use in this spicy, summery one-pot

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
305
protein
28g
carbs
17g
fat
15g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
13g
salt
1.41g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 500g courgettes, thickly sliced
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 500g tomatoes, chopped
  • 150ml hot vegetable stock
  • 225g pack raw peeled frozen jumbo prawns, thawed
  • ½ small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large wok and stir-fry the courgettes for 5-6 mins until softened. Lift from the pan with a slotted spoon, leaving the oil behind.
  2. Add the cumin seeds to the pan and toast for a few secs, then add the ginger, garlic, chilli and spices. Cook, stirring for 1-2 mins, then tip in the tomatoes and cook for a few mins more.
  3. Pour in the stock and simmer to make a pulpy sauce, then add the courgettes and prawns. Cook gently until the prawns change from grey to pink and the courgettes are tender, but not too soft. Stir in most of the coriander, saving some to sprinkle over the top. Serve with basmati rice and mango chutney, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2011

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knowlesk's picture

Agree with sopcm37....less stock! I added chickpeas to bulk it up which were delish!

sopcm37's picture
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This recipe has potential but ended up with too much liquid, would use less stock.

annlwright's picture
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I was bored with the same old prawn/pasta recipes, so this made a surprisingly pleasant change.
I had to make a couple of minor changes as I didnt have all the right ingredients.
I substituted the fresh ginger for 1 tsp of ground ginger and used caraway seeds instead of cumin.
Overall a very tasty and pleasing meal which went down well at home with the caraway giving a lovely subtle fragrant taste.
I also used only half the amount of sunflower oil which makes for a very healthy, low fat option.

emilycox85's picture
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I made this last night, very easy follow, inexpensive, delicious and would definitely make it again

joannewall's picture
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This is a regular.... Nice with Prawns, Shredded poached chicken or fish. Quick, tasty - fab!

buffalotree's picture
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I had a kilo of prawns so doubled up the rest of the recipe and used three 400g tins of tomatoes instead of fresh ones. I also added a sliced red onion just because I had one to use up. I crumbled half a Knorr stock cube dry into the sauce and added about 200mls of stock made from the other half. I let the sauce simmer for about 45 minutes to let it thicken before I added some massive king prawns for the last five minutes with heaps of coriander. It was excellent. Definitely making it again.

mandafers's picture
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Very nice but a bit blah. Not sure i will make again though I couldn't say why.

anneli_hegarty's picture
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Have made this again and it is great, courgettes need to be really browned though to add to the flavour. My only comment would be that it is a lot of curry for 2 people, would say it serves 3 or 4.

rjolly's picture
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I loved this recipe, really delicous and fragrant.

rjolly's picture
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I loved this recipe, really delicous and fragrant.

eleanormayo's picture
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Great recipe! We used tinned tomatoes & a green chilli that needed using up, but other than that stuck to the recipe. Really enjoyed it.

janfoweraker's picture
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Did not like this at all. The curry was good but the courgettes added nothing to it. French beans would probably have been better. As I have a glut of courgettes, I will stick to using them in the cake recipes!

margaretpocock's picture
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Really loved thie recipe.Very easy to make.I made it with a mixture of fresh veg from my allotment and added cooked prawns at the end to warm through. Will definately make again

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