Fakeaway – King Prawn and Coconut curry with Homemade flatbreads

Saturday night is the night I like to make something a bit special for Hubby, his choice is usually Steak, I had planned Duck Breast for tonight, but Youngest is in, so as I only had 2 breasts (no sniggering at the back πŸ˜‚) I changed it to curry for 3.


I am making this sauce in the Thermomix, but thisΒ LinkΒ will take you to the recipe I am using and gives a non Thermomix method too – I have, of course fiddled with the recipe to suit us, but that is the joy of cooking πŸ˜‰


I bought a huge pack of enormous prawns from Iceland, and Β£8 I thought it was a good price for a luxury item – I would normally use Aldi’s ones at Β£2.50 for a much smaller pack, but that’s enough for 2 meals. This big bag will make 6/8 good meals.


To the Thermomix bowl I add 2 peeled and halved medium onions, 3 fat peeled cloves of garlic, a sliced thumb sized piece of ginger and a deseeded red chilli – blitz these at speed 8 for a few seconds till finely chopped, and scrape down the bowl.


Add a glug of rapeseed or Veg oil, and a teaspoon of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of dried coriander and 2 teaspoons of madras curry powder or in my case a fat tablespoon of ready made paste. Cook at varoma heat, speed 1 for 4/5 minutes till softened and smelling lush.


At this point, scrape down the bowl again, and add a tin of coconut milk, and the juice of a lemon and blitz on speed 8 for 30 seconds


Add a tin of chopped tomatoes, scrape down again and then cook for 10 mins, reverse speed 1 heat 100.


At this point, I tip it out into a chefs pan, and cook down a little, taste and season, add 100g of frozen peas, and approx 6/8 huge prawns per person. Cook over a medium heat, a drizzle of double cream or yoghurt adding chopped fresh coriander before serving.


I am serving this with brown rice and homemade flatbreads I made and froze earlier this week – but have it whatever makes your day.


Happy Saturday πŸ€—


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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