CHILL after a long week with a bowl of something spicy.

This Thai green prawn curry is fragrant, flavoursome and makes a great midweek or even a special weekend dinner.

Best of all, it’s low in fat and it’s a great way to use up those left over frozen prawns you may have in your freezer after Christmas.


400g of frozen uncooked prawns (defrosted)

An inch of fresh ginger peeled

3 cloves of garlic

1 red and 1 green chilli (chopped)

1 medium peeled onion (quartered)

1 tsp of ground cumin

2 cardoon pods, split, using the seeds only

1 tsp of Thai green curry paste

100ml of chicken stock

1 small tin of low fat coconut milk

A good handful of fresh coriander roughly chopped

A good pinch of dried mint


In a handheld food processor, put in the ginger, onion, chillies, garlic, Thai paste and all the spices and whizz it up until it resembles a smooth paste.

Heat up a little olive oil in a large frying pan and add the spicy paste to the pan.

Gently, on a medium heat, cook the spice mix for approximately five minutes.

Once ready, add your chicken stock and coconut milk, and gently simmer again for a further 15 minutes.

You will notice it may evaporate.

If this is the case, top it up with a little water.

For the last three minutes of cooking time, add your prawns and stir thoroughly.

When the prawns are pink, the dish is ready to be served.

Serve with basmati rice.

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