Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Perfect Friday night food, a warming low fat prawn curry ready in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
180
protein
20g
carbs
6g
fat
9g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
5g
salt
0.86g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh root ginger
  • 1-2 tsp Thai red curry paste (we used Sharwood's)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 50g sachet coconut cream
  • 400g raw frozen prawns
  • coriander, chopped, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Tip in the onion and ginger, then cook for a few mins until softened. Stir in the curry paste, then cook for 1 min more. Pour over the chopped tomatoes and coconut cream. Bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for 5 mins, adding a little boiling water if the mixture gets too thick.
  2. Tip in the prawns, then cook for 5-10 mins more, depending on how large they are. Serve alongside some plain rice and sprinkle with a little chopped coriander, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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flaskey's picture
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This was great and dead simple to make: works with chicken too.
I used 3/4 can tomatoes and added green beans, chopped red pepper and a tablespoon of Thai Fish Sauce.

rhfrancis's picture
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I didn't have tinned tomatoes or creamed coconut so instead I used a can of reduced fat coconut milk and a good dollop of tomato puree which helped to thicken the sauce nicely. Very tasty result!

lredhead's picture
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Very authentic. I followed the recipe but amended it slightly by using 150ml of coconut milk (reduced fat), 3/4 of a tin of chopped toms, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 3 kaffir lime leaves, juice of one lime, 3 1/2 tsp of red thai paste for some kick and added mushroom, sliced red peppers and stirred through some fresh spinach at the end. End result was fab and demolished by two but i think it would definitely struggle to serve 4, even with plain rice to soak up the gorgeous flavours!

johannah91's picture
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I love this recipe! It's so easy to make so perfect for mid-week dinners. I usually add half a chopped red chilli to give it a bit more bite.

messyjessie86's picture

Lovely, I always add lime juice though as I find that this adds bite.

cookiesheila's picture

yum yum yum so easy peasy.added a little exra curry mix and a glass/ or two of wine simply devine forgot the candle.

melaniejb1's picture
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This is such a delicious recipe! Yummmmm! I used extra coconut cream. Delicious!

mel783910's picture
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This was the first time i had ever made a thai curry and it was amazing if you want something low fat but tasty give it a try i served it with noodles mmmm

helenb5615's picture
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Really tasty and easy, I halfed everything to make for two people (still used 2 tsp of curry paste though so had a nice kick) and worked brilliantly. Would definitely make again!

fscrutton's picture
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Fantastically easy and quick recipe. Added some extra vegetables: red pepper, baby corn and mushrooms. Delicious.

blackcurrant's picture
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Really easy. Used king prawns and added green beans to bulk it up.

hollywoozle's picture
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I followed this recipe pretty much exactly (though maybe a touch extra curry paste) and enjoyed the results. I didn't find it watery at all and didn't feel the need to add anything extra, it was nice just served with rice. Also, to clarify for those unsure, I added the prawns straight from frozen and they cooked nicely (and I am still here to tell the tale so fear not!)

43160225's picture
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Really enjoyed making and eating this. Very quick and easy to make. I varied this slightly by making the sauce first, then in a separate pan I fried some prawns and veg and mixed it into the sauce. Will be making this again

saulmani's picture
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This was a real hit with our family. Will be passing the recipe on to friends.

gemmayoung1983's picture

This was also my first attempt at a Thai curry and I was impressed. It was really easy. Very tasty. I cant wait to try out some more Thai recipes now.

gemmayoung1983's picture

This was also my first attempt at a Thai curry and I was impressed. It was really easy. Very tasty. I cant wait to try out some more Thai recipes now.

izysticklee's picture
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Lovely!

rholda's picture

Next time I too would reduce the amount of tomatoes, made it a little too watery for me. Like the ideas of adding mushrooms. Great quick recipe

maddrock's picture

Fantastic recipe, made it for my family and they loved it, and so quick, especially if you put the rice on at the same time as the curry :)

waynos's picture

So the curry paste is in tablespoons and NOT teaspoons as the recipe states or is this a modification to the recipe some people have made depending on taste?

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