15-minute prawn curry

15-minute prawn curry

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Prawn curry ready in a flash

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal293
  • fat19g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein26g
  • salt5.4g
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  • 390g can coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

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    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 2 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • small bunch fresh coriander, leaves and stalks
  • 400g bag frozen, cooked, peeled tiger prawn, defrosted
  • 100g baby spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce


  1. Open the coconut milk, pour the thin milk into a jug, keeping back any thick coconut cream. Scoop the coconut cream into a blender. Add 2-3 tbsp of the coconut milk plus curry paste, sugar and coriander stalks and blend to a smooth paste. Heat a wok, tip in the paste, stir fry for 1-2 mins, then pour in the remaining milk from the jug.

  2. Bring to a simmer, then add the prawns and spinach. Cook until the prawns are heated through and spinach has wilted. Add lime juice and fish sauce, then spoon into bowls. Scatter over coriander leaves and serve with plain rice or noodles.

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Frantic Flapjack
3rd Sep, 2019
This was a good curry but I did add some bits to it otherwise I felt it might be too runny. I fried an onion and red pepper together then added the blended curry paste (I used red thai curry paste as it was in the cupboard). I added in a small tin of sweetcorn and cooked green beans at the same time as the prawns. Really good.
25th Apr, 2015
Delicious. Added red pepper, onion, and baby corn and served with rice noodles. Easy and really tasty.
5th Mar, 2015
Simple yet delicious. Would definitely do it again for a quick midweek meal.
28th Oct, 2014
This was my first time making thai green curry. It was delicious! I used sugar snaps and red peppers as well as the baby spinach but otherwise followed the recipe. The peppers added some lovely colour!
30th Jul, 2014
I loved this! I used the paste recipe pennyallen posted below, with the addition of some kafir lime leaves, & swapped the standard sugar for palm sugar & this was perfect! It was very summery, fresh and delicious served with some rice noodles it was quick & easy, even after making the paste. This will be regular for me from now on
13th Jan, 2014
Quick, easy & tasty - will be making again, great for a mid week treat. We added a whole bag of spinach as we like it, will prob throw in some sugar snaps or something like that next time too
10th Aug, 2013
Didn't have any spinach so used green beans from the garden - worked well. This is a great meal, full of flavour and so easy. Everyone loved it!
20th May, 2013
made this so many times i cant count! guests always always love this meal and request it! so utterly perfect! YIPPIE!
22nd Apr, 2012
I'm so excited because I finally managed to make Thai curry (my favourite), this recipe is very tasty and super easy. I put lots of coriander because I love it, and just one and a half tbsp of green curry paste, because I like it mild ... tasted great !
29th Apr, 2009
Loved it. Will definatley do again.


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