Prawn Red Thai Curry

    40 mins

    This is the quickest and easiest prawn red Thai curry recipe ever. Great for an casual dinner party, because it tastes great but hardly takes any time at all (especially if you buy your prawns already peeled). Serve with hot jasmine rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 x 400g cans coconut milk
    • 2 tablespoons red Thai curry paste
    • 1 tablespoon (15ml) fish sauce
    • 1 fresh long red chilli, finely chopped
    • 24 large prawns, peeled and deveined

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Combine coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce and chilli in a wok. Slowly bring the boil over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.
    2. Reduce heat to low; add prawns. Cook, uncovered, stirring, about 10 minutes or until prawns are cooked.

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    If you like Thai food, this is a great recipe. I made it twice, once with regular coconut milk and once with "Lite" coconut milk. I think the taste is better with the "Lite". I think it seems too "heavy" with the regular. Another bonus is the fact you shave two thirds of the calories and fat off by using the "Lite".  -  14 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Hubby and I are big fans of curry. Admittedly we like more "complex" flavours, so I added ginger, cilantro, lemongrass and freshly squeezed lime juice. However...this is really quick, easy and really quite flavorful. Will definitely make again!  -  20 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I love Thai food. This was wonderful, but pretty spicy, so be warned. You can use any curry paste (it comes in red, yellow, green, panang and other varietis); they are available at a Thai market. I served this with lime wedges, jasmine rice and fresh chopped cilatro. You can also add pineapple chunks and green onion to the rice. If you add chicken broth, chopped green onions, juice of half a lime, and a can of corn (drained) this makes a great soup, also served over jasmine rice with fresh cilantro. You can use shrimp or chicken very thinly sliced.  -  02 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)