Prawn, butternut & mango curry
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
A light coconut-based curry flavoured with coriander, turmeric, cumin and lime. Serve with brown or wild basmati rice
- ½ (about 200g) butternut squash , peeled, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 75g quick-cook brown basmati or wild rice (cook 50g extra if upcycling for Tuna, sweetcorn and pea wraps, see 'goes well with')
- 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
- 1 onion , finely chopped
- 1cm piece ginger , peeled and finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove , finely sliced
- 1 lemongrass stalk, woody tip and outer leaves removed, bulbous end lightly bashed (to help release oils)
- ½ red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ½ ripe mango , peeled, stoned and cut into chunks
- 200g baby spinach
- 150ml vegetable stock (or water)
- 150ml low-fat coconut milk
- 175g raw king prawn
- 1 tsp low-salt tamari or soy sauce
- juice 1 lime
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
- STEP 1
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip the butternut squash into a non-stick roasting tin and roast for 15-20 mins or until almost soft. Remove and set aside.
- STEP 2
Meanwhile, cook the rice following pack instructions until tender. Drain and cover to keep warm. (Set aside the extra for Tuna, sweetcorn and pea wraps, see 'goes well with', if required.) Heat the oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 mins until soft but not coloured. Add the ginger, garlic, lemongrass, chilli and spices, and cook for 3 mins more.
- STEP 3
Stir through the mango and roasted butternut squash, then add the spinach and pour over the stock and coconut milk. Stir gently to combine, slowly bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few mins until the spinach starts to wilt.
- STEP 4
Add the prawns and stir. Once the prawns are pink through (about 3 mins), remove the lemongrass and discard. Add the tamari, lime juice and coriander, and stir well. Just before serving, check the seasoning, adding more lime juice or tamari if needed. Serve with the rice.