Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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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 (190)

missbow's picture

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

kasia10's picture

this was fab as it was so quick and easy to prepare tasted gorgeous.

sirlewy's picture

Very good, i also did not use quite the full amount of tomatoes or coconut cream, and it was still very tastey, will do again, fast good recipe

beccabryant's picture

I've never made a curry let along a Thai curry before!!!

I made this and only used 1tbsp of the paste and 400g of creamy coconut milk as I couldn't get the coconut cream, it was lovely! Would use less coconut milk as it was a bit runnier than I expected, but all the same it tasted lovely!

I served with onion rice!

wjemma's picture

absolutley lovely! used can of coconut milk instead of cream. also put in about 2 tbsp of paste to make it a bit spicier.....delicious! will be made again and again

patrinelli's picture

Delicious and incredibly easy to make.

kitchey01's picture

I have made this meal a few times now and must admit that it just gets nicer every time! I find it really easy to make and even easier to eat! My husband and children absolutely love it! YUM!

alexcjohnson's picture

I have never attempted to make any sort of curry, it was easy, quick and so delicious I am definitely going to keep this recipe and try other fish, meats instead of the prawns.

discoteer_88's picture

This is amazing considering how easy it is to make. I used a whole jar of m&s green curry paste along with kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce and a dash of lime juice as suggested. I also added pak choi and frozen fine beans. The textures are brilliant and the creamed coconut is perfect. The only downside were the prawns. I ended up using pre-cooked frozen prawns. Fresh prawns would have tasted better.

lanner83's picture

This curry was delicious! The tomatoey flavour makes a change from the usual creamy red thai curry i make. I added some more veg - red pepper + peas for colour and also some lime juice.

catcooks's picture

i added baby corn / mangetout / red pepper and used a tin of reduced fat coconut milk rather than coconut cream. too watery (maybe because of the veg additions) but tastes great, easy, and so low kcal will make again. Next time will try with 3/4 can tomatoes like other comments suggest.

saqer78's picture

Easy and fantastic taste!

mooingzelda's picture

Loved this recipe - so tasty yet unbelievably healthy! I love coriander so that was a must. I also added a dash of lime juice to each plateful to give it a bit of extra tang - worked wonderfully.

If you're wondering where to get coconut cream from, you can get a box of four sachets, Sharwoods brand, from Tesco's dry goods/world foods section for about 58p.

lawilson76's picture

I've made this 4 times since Valentines. It's so simple and tastes fab! I make it with chicken as my hubby won't eat prawns and I add a little milk to thin it down rather than water as it makes it creamier.

suzieboosey's picture

Really enjoyable and simple to do

jmistovski's picture

very nice indeed. left out corriander (as we're not fans) but added garlic - still great!

houmous83's picture

I cooked this for myself and my girlfriend and we both thought it was delicious. I upped the red paste (3tsps) and reduced the tomato as well as upping the amount of coconut milk. We will definately be having it again

teskey's picture

So tasty and ever so easy and quick. I was a bit heavy handed with the paste but it was still delicious. Will definately make again.


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