Easy prawn soup in bowl

Prawn & coconut soup

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(18 ratings)

Cook: 2 mins


Serves 2

A super quick version of this flavoursome Thai green curry with just 4 ingredients. Our simple prawn and coconut soup is ideal for a midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal478
  • fat39g
  • saturates29g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein18g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 3 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 400ml can coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

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

  • 150g cooked prawns



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

  • 250g pack courgetti


  1. Heat 1 tsp flavourless oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the curry paste and cook for 1 min. Pour in the coconut milk, then leave to bubble away for a few mins before adding the prawns and courgetti. Cook for 1 min more to warm through, then divide between bowls.

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Jerlin R's picture
Jerlin R
28th Apr, 2020
I couldn't find a recipe that I wanted to do with chicken on BBC good food so I added mushrooms and chicken cut bite-size cooked in butter and garlic. Then I put the Thai green paste and coconut milk. I simmered it for about 5-7 minutes, the end result should be almost thick. Then I added the noodles. Added pepper and salt to taste and it tasted lovely!! so simply but effectively delicious
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Ivona Watkins
15th Feb, 2019
We made it exactly as the recipe states and we were amazed by the result!
9th Jan, 2019
Thought this was a bit of a gamble as it looked too simple but turned out to be everything I wanted - Super quick, easy and tasty! Agree with another user that this isn't really a "laksa" but it's yummy nonetheless and only 1 pan to wash up. No complaints.
10th Nov, 2018
Super easy recipe with lots of flavour. I used Mae Ploy thai green curry paste and only needed 2tbsp of curry paste for a good spice hit. Beware overcooking the precooked prawns as they can shrink a lot and become tough. Note that the flavour isn't what I'd associate with curry laksa, but it is a tasty noodle soup nonetheless.
19th Dec, 2016
Just made this for supper. In terms of convenience I doubt this recipe can be beaten - it's literally 0 minutes prep time 5 mins cooking time. I guess the final result rests in the quality of curry paste you use - I used a £1.77/220g jar from Tesco and my husband found it strangely lacking in flavour and added a ton of salt, pepper and chilli flakes to it. For me it was just right though. I served it with brown basmati rice and found it a satisfying supper.
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