I was in Aldi the other day and they had frozen prawns on special offer. I LOVE prawns, so I stocked up and bought 4 bags to chuck in the freezer. Luckily we all love prawns in our house (apart from Mr D, but we’re converting him slowly).
So, as we have a freezer full of prawns, it’s prawns on the menu at the moment. I made this absolutely delicious curry last night and the best thing about it, was that it took less that half and hour to whip up. PERFECT for a Monday with late afternoon swimming lessons and starving children!!
I used a korma curry paste because that was what I had in the fridge, but I’m pretty sure any curry paste will do the job. I know that thai green curry goes beautifully with prawns too.
- 1 onion (peeled and quartered)
- 1tbs coconut oil
- 1tsp fresh ginger
- 1tsp curry paste (I used korma paste but a thai green curry paste works well too)
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tin coconut cream
- 500g fresh or frozen peeled prawns
- 250g chopped broccoli
- Add the onion to the TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 6.
- Add the coconut oil and saute for 3 mins at 100 degrees speed 1.
- Add the ginger, the prawns and the curry paste and mix on REVERSE speed 2 for 3 seconds.
- Add the tomatoes and coconut milk and cook for 8 minutes at 100 degrees on REVERSE speed soft (wooden spoon).
- Add the broccoli and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Serve with fragrant coconut rice.
So do you have any good prawn recipes you can share with me?? I have 4 1kg bags in my freezer.
I’ve never cooked prawns in the thermie before but I might try now! We love a curry in a hurry so I might have to give this one a whirl! It looks super yum!
Haha, they are the best kind :))
Hey Robyn; This is my fave type of Thermomix recipe — so quick easy and sooo rewarding if you love prawns as much as I do 🙂 I’m pinning this one now!
Thanks Helene! That’s exactly why I love my thermie (and prawns) x
I love prawns, and curry, so this is a winner in my books.
Thanks love. Me TOO :))
Really tasty sauce, unfortunately I used large raw prawns and they were well and truly over done following the steps. Next time I will add them with the broccoli.
I threw some chopped red capsicum and vermicelli noodles in as well – great combo!
Thanks for letting me know. I think I’ll just update the recipe with that tip for the prawns. Love the addition of the noodles too 🙂
This is impressive! A special recipe with a quick-cooking time. It’s worth a try.
It really great for a busy week night throw-together dinner 🙂
Unfortunately I had way to much liquid and my prawns are completely over cooked, it doesn’t have much taste to it at all, I feel sad!! But maybe if the liquid amounts were reduced and the prawns added in for the last 5 minutes this would save it, I don’t know what to do now to add more flavor ;(
Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk?
I used a 250g carton of Coconut cream in the end. Mine was far too liquidy too – I think maybe less tomatoes (I used 400g tin)….? I added another 2 tsp of korma paste as otherwise there was not much flavour (probably due to amount of liquid!).
Tasty flavour, just too watery. Couldn’t cook any longer to reduce the liquid as the prawns would have over-cooked! 🤔🤔🤔🤔
Sadly, another in the ‘too much liquid’ camp. And I only used half a can of tomatos:( Looked more like soup.
Oh wow, this was just TOO good!! Will make this many more times 🙂 thanks!
Though perhaps I should note I only followed the recipe loosely – same ingredients but perhaps different quantities and cooking times. Also I added mushrooms and chinese cabbage (instead of the broccoli), YUM.
What size tin coconut cream? Thanks
I tried this tonight, and for my first prawn curry. I was impressed. I put 2 tbs of curry paste in with the onion and added ginger and garlic at this stage. So they all sautued together. I think this helped increase the flavour. Also 3 Thai chillies 👍🏼
I used tomato paste instead of canned tomamtoes as that is all I had. Added a some capsicum with the broccoli. I think I could still have reduced the coconut cream a bit. I had frozen cooked prawns and I added these when I put in the coconut cream, veggies and tomato paste. They were perfectly cooked.
Don’t leave the curry in the bowl as it continues to cook and the prawns will be over cooked.
Delish. Thanks for sharing
If I wanted to use chicken how much would I need to increase the cooking time by? I thought maybe 14 for first stage and 8 for next stage? Thanks in advance
I probably should clarify that the times stated are complete time not extra time on top of recipe times
Looking forward to trying this recipe tonight, are the frozen prawns defrosted first? or just added frozen?
Thanks for the recipe, we love quick, easy & CURRY and perfect solution for a Friday night dinner!
I’m hesitant to try as the recipe doesn’t give the amount of grams for tomatoes and coconut cream..
I looked through all the comments as well, but no answers. Could you please let me know the amount of grams for tomatoes and coconut milk? Would be much appreciated! (I can’t buy coconut cream here, but we do have coconut milk at the store)