Monday 15 July 2013

Salad Days and Curry Nights

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be stood over the stove for too long on hot evenings. When we have a run of good weather, that can pose a problem. There is only so much salad I can serve up, before I have a mutiny on my hands! This curry from The Hairy Dieters book is lovely and fresh and cooks very quickly.


I’ve adapted it to feed 4 people. They are generous portions so it would feed 2 adults and 3 children. In the book the sauce is thickened with cornflour, but I prefer not to.

Coconut Prawn Curry

4 tbsp medium curry paste

2 tbsp cold water

1 large onion, very finely sliced

1 orange & 1 yellow pepper

2 tbsp mango chutney

500g vine ripened tomatoes

400ml tin half fat coconut milk

300g cooked king prawns

200g baby spinach leaves

Put the curry paste in a large pan and mix in the water. Gently soften the onion for 5 minutes, then add the peppers (chopped in large chunks) for a few more minutes.

Add the tomatoes (cut into 6-8 wedges) mango chutney and stir in the coconut milk. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.*

Add the prawns and baby spinach. Continue to simmer gently for another 5 minutes.

I serve with basmati rice and sometimes forget to put it on soon enough. The curry is done in just under 20 minutes. Perfect for these sunny days we’re having.

I spent the morning trainer shopping, with a boy who has suddenly become very fussy about his footwear. Time for an ice cold drink and a catch up with The White Queen, before I get too far behind. Anyone else watching?

*If you want to thicken the sauce add your cornflour paste at this point.






Lesley Ratcliff said...


scrappyjacky said...

I'm not a prawn lover...but this sounds like it would be great with chicken as well.

Jo said...

That looks delicious! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Looks beautiful, and I know what you mean about the salad mutiny! We had one on our hands recently, which lead to burritos all the way around.

KraftyKaren said...

Luckily Mr P would eat salad if I served it up every night of the week - I am the one that would be having a mutiny LOL.

Looks a nice recipe and I am sure it would work with chicken (not a fish fan).

Yes I'm watching and enjoying the White Queen - looking forward to the companion programme this week.

Abi said...

Ooh Yum. We have that book I think so I will have to look it up!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

We feel the same way about salad after a while! Your dish looks super yummy...and I'm not sure if we like curry or not. It seems that it is used a lot in UK dishes - not something that's really common around here. Or at least, not at our house anyway.

Lisa-Jane said...

That looks yum! Might have to give that a go.