Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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(186 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Perfect Friday night food, a warming low fat prawn curry ready in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal180
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein20g
  • salt0.86g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • coriander, chopped, to serve (optional)


  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.

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Comments (189)

helenb5615's picture

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

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

blackcurrant's picture

Really easy. Used king prawns and added green beans to bulk it up.

hollywoozle's picture

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

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

Reni's picture

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.

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?

morvenr's picture

Yum Yum. Used Coconut milk instead but it was lovely :)

angiedickinson's picture

Being a total ignoramus (is that how you spell it? is it even a word?) but can I use chicken instead of prawns?)

alexneville's picture

I didn't have any prawns or coconut cream so used a chopped up chicken breast and cooked it in a can of coconut milk for 10 mins instead. It tasted really good to me.

julielou2's picture

Fantastic - one of the best recipes I've ever found and has become a regular meal in our house. We have ours with red peppers and reduced fat coconut milk with brown rice - we now cook it most weeks. Good with red or green curry paste. Try it if you haven't - you won't regret it.

aheller's picture

Wow, yummy yummy yummy!!!
We used 1/2 can of reduced fat coconut milk by accident but the curry was still delicious.
Very easy to make, will definitely be making again.
Thank you Good Food!

nidkirm's picture

made it with spinach. was so easy and very tasty!

florence100's picture

what a great, easy recipe this is! takes only minutes to prepare and cook. i have made this now on many occasions and will continue to do so.

missbow's picture

Delicious and easy to make. I also added 1 red pepper


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