Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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(191 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

  • Freezable

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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30th Apr, 2012
Extremely delicious and very easy to make. A new have in our household!
21st Apr, 2012
I'm not a big fan of prawns, but do eat from time to time. I've got to say the Thai curry was delicious. It was easy and quick to make - a real winner!
19th Apr, 2012
I make this with chicken as not a big prawn fan, gorgeous served with sticky rice.
26th Mar, 2012
This was easy to make and gorgeous defo make again
18th Mar, 2012
My first attempt at doing a curry, it was very easy and everyone thought it was something special, BUT, I did read the comments made by people and I used coconut milk not the cream about 1/4 tin and I used 3 tsp of curry paste left a little kick but if you like hot currys add more.
25th Feb, 2012
Everyone enjoys this easy curry. I usually add a chilli and use about half a jar of paste to give it a bit more kick!
18th Feb, 2012
After reading the previous comments I added a couple of garlic cloves and some extra curry paste to give more flavour and the result was delicious! I also added some pepper and mushrooms as I think the curry would have been quite boring without any vegetables. The recipe is really easy and a quick dinner to serve up for the family. I'll definitely be making this again, although next time I might add some chilli to give the curry a bit of a kick.
30th Jan, 2012
Delicious recipe! Add more curry paste for a stronger flavour. One of my favourites!
28th Jan, 2012
Thumbs up for this recipe - it is delicious. I added a tiny bit of soft brown sugar - it really needed it.
22nd Jan, 2012
We tried cooking this for the first time and it was great!! Absolutely loved it and will definately try it again soon!


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