Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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(197 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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17th Aug, 2012
It's nice, but you have to remember to add a little bit of salt.
23rd May, 2012
Used ground ginger, and like lots of others 3/4 tin of tomatoes. I used 3 tsp of the paste, which gave it a nice zing. Another winner in Mac's kitchen! Recommended
18th May, 2012
Just finished eating this and thought it was absolutely delicious.I used about 3tsps of paste. This will definitely become a regular in our house. So simple to make too.
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15th May, 2012
Yeah - Woo Hoo You need JUICE OF 1 LIME + 1 TABLESPOON FISH SAUCE + GARLIC It makes the recipe pop
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!


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