Thai prawn curry

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prawn curry and noodles
prawn curry and noodles
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Make this delicious prawn curry in under an hour. Capture the flavour of the East in the comfort of your own home


  •     2 tsp sunflower oil
  •     1 onion, peeled and sliced
  •     2 potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  •     1 red pepper, deseeded, and sliced into strips
  •     160ml can coconut cream
  •     Pinch of salt or Thai fish sauce
  •     200g (7oz) raw king prawns
  •     125g (4oz) Thai rice noodles
  •     2 garlic cloves, peeled
  •     and sliced
  •     5cm (2in) cube of fresh
  •     ginger, sliced
  •     2tsp paprika
  •     ½tsp each chilli powder and
  •     Chinese five spice powder
  •     4-6 spring onions,
  •     trimmed and chopped
  •     2 lemon-grass stalks, slit
  •     lengthways and bashed
  •     ½-1 red chilli, deseeded
  •     and sliced
  •     1tbsp tomato purée
  •     or ketchup
  •     3-4 kaffir lime leaves
  •     (or zest of 1 lime)

For extra flavour, add fresh lime juice to the curry.


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for a few mins, to soften. Add the garlic, ginger, ground spices and spring onions for just a minute. Add the lemon grass, chilli, purée and prawns. Stir-fry for a few minutes. Add the potatoes, pepper and 300ml (½ pint) hot water.
  2. Stir in the coconut cream and salt or Thai fish sauce; simmer for 10 mins.
  3. Add the prawns and simmer for 5 more mins.
  4. Meanwhile, put the noodles in a bowl, pour in enough boiling water to cover and leave for 10-15 mins, to soften. Drain noodles and serve with the curry.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 350(kcal)
  • Fat 12.0g
  • Saturates 6.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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