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Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal180
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein20g
  • salt0.86g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    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

    Prawn

    praw-n

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

  • 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.

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Comments (187)

sally123's picture
4

Easy to make, tasty and filling.

katecrotty's picture

Do you actually add the prawns frozen or defrost them first?

luziat's picture

Very good, but added more curry paste for a bit of bite! Would make it again, maybe with chicken instead of prawn though because that would be cheaper

debbyn's picture
5

Very easty and tasty

boris1239's picture
5

I tried this as an alternative for some veggies at a dinner party and it went down an absolute storm so would deffinatly do again.

rebeccai's picture
5

Made this on friday night-it was really quick and easy but it did need 2 tablespoons of red curry paste to give it a kick !

pastafagioli's picture
5

This was such an easy recipe. I added chilli flakes, garlic and substituted the thai paste for a left over rogan josh paste that needed to be used up. Delicious!

mojito84's picture
5

Excellent recipe, full of flavour and definitely very easy. I tested a mixture of everybodys suggestions and used low fat coconut milk, 1 red pepper and some mushrooms, half the amount of prawns, 2 cloves of garlic, drop of fish sauce and juice of half a lime. This made enough for two large portions served with Thai style rice.

eleanormayo's picture
3

I also upped the veg content, but thought this was quite watery

krissyb's picture
5

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

lighthouse's picture

OK thanks - tried it with green curry sauce and hubby thought it could do with more flavour!!

pookalina's picture

Red curry psate is a little hotter, lighthouse but it depends how much you use. This was a good saturday night curry, served with some home made egg fried rice. I added a garlic clove and would probably used coconut milk rather than cream next time as I find the cream a little too coconutty..

lighthouse's picture

Help - what is hotter red curry paste or green curry paste - some curry recipes use one and some the other?

lou-wilberfoss's picture
5

This has been on our menu several times since we first tried it. It's really easy and tastes divine. I added red pepper and fine beans so that it was a one pot meal.

sarahg34's picture

We loved this! I added a lot more curry paste and a garlic clove but found the sauce works great with chicken too. Frantic Flapjack - Did you use tinned or fresh spinach?

bluebird002's picture
5

Really excellent. Thank you for this recipe. I used coconut milk instead of coconut cream.

squires's picture

Delicious and easy. Have made this recipe twice and it is a hit with my family. The second time I made it I added a glove of garlic with the onions and ginger (next time I will add 2) I also added a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt

rosiebaby's picture

I adapted the recipe slightly and added 1 red pepper and some mushrooms. I also added 1tsp fish sauce, 1tsp sugar, 1tsp salt, 3 kaffir lime leaves and the juice of one lime. I think it made it taste more authenic. I also used 3tsp of paste for more bite. Yum!

u503811's picture
5

So simple to make and very tasty. I added mushrooms to it, would maybe add some peppers too next time.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
4

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