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King Prawn Thai Green Curry

In Recipes on April 23, 2009 at 20:32

king prawn green thai curry

Wanted something quick and easy tonight and already had some prawns, half a red pepper, and opened green thai curry paste in the fridge.  After popping to the Albany Halal shop opposite the Claude Pub and picking up some coriander and coconut milk it didn’t take long to figure out what to make…I’ve never made my own green thai curry paste but it might be something worth doing when I’ve got more time!  However, this way it only took 20 minutes from start to finish.



Third of a jar green thai curry paste (£0.40)

240g King Prawns (£2.99)

Half a can of coconut milk (£0.30)

Half a red pepper (£0.35)

Handful of coriander, roughly chopped (£0.35)

Tbsp Vegetable oil (£……pennies)

Half a cup wild rice (£0.30)

Total cost: £4.69



First I put the oil in the wok and once it was at a medium heat added the chopped red pepper.  After stirring for about a minute I added the prawns.  I was going to use half the pack and save some for tomorrow but couldn’t resist putting them all in! Seemed mean to split them up after they’d come so far together.   Once these had heated through I added two tablespoons of the curry paste.  The smell is just amazing, and it drew appreciative comments from the sofa.  After making sure that everything was nicely covered I added the coconut milk and gave it another good stir.  After bringing to a gentle boil, I reduced the heat and left to simmer for 15 minutes.

While it was cooking I put some rice on, with some added turmeric for extra colour.   Entirely optional!  Could have made the rice a little more exotic, but like I already said, was after a simple meal tonight.

After the sauce had thickened and the rice was cooked it was ready to serve.  I love the way the juice gets soaked up by the rice…actually it’s making me want some more! Any seconds???


Washing up count: Wok, saucepan, knife, tablespoon, wooden spoon = 5.

***supper diem***

  1. Hi guys,
    Cooked up the thai green tonight; very tasty!
    My coconut milk was more expensive, and the washing up count higher though. D’oh!

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