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Thai Red Prawn Curry

Thai Red Prawn Curry

In an effort to share more recipes to honour my newfound love of cooking, I've decided to post one of our favourite dinners each month. (I'm--creatively--calling it Favourite Dinner Series.) We're not the type to cook something new all the time and instead rotate through a small number of recipes each month. We have tried and true favourites, but we do also love finding new favourite dishes every now and then. And most of all, we love sharing our love of cooking and food with people. Hope you enjoy and find some new inspiration for dinner yourself!


Luke signed up for this meal delivery service called Simply Cook a while ago from an offer through our phone carrier. The kicker is, though, they only deliver the flavours. (Think spices, pastes, sauces, etc.) You get 3 flavour pots per recipe and have to supply your own ingredients. I didn't think I would like it after using Hello Fresh, but it was nice that we didn't have to use all four recipes in one week. When we first got it, none of them really jumped out at me, to be honest. But one week as we were meal planning, Luke suggested we try out the Thai Red Prawn Curry one night. Little did I know I was about the eat the best curry of my life! (If you're not a curry fan, I have to say this is incredibly mild, but still bursting with flavour.) We've now had 8 recipes from them and all of them are pretty good, with about 5 of them becoming regulars in our meal plan.

120 g rice
olive oil
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp garlic paste
400 ml coconut milk
2 Tbsp Thai red paste
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
160 g peeled prawns
basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 lime

Cook rice according to packet instructions.

Heat a little oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the peppers, stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add garlic paste and mix well.

Add a large spoonful of coconut milk to the pan. Add Thai red paste. Stir well for 2 minutes and then pour in the rest of the coconut milk.

Add the tomatoes and bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Add the prawns and stir gently, letting them warm up in the sauce for 1 minute. Stir in basil and lime juice.

Serve over the rice.

I ended up signing up for another box from an offer through the Free Postcode Lottery. I got to pick our four recipes and honestly it was hard to choose from the options! After trying more of their recipes and realising how easy it is to find the flavours at our grocery store, it definitely makes me like the concept a lot more. You can get your first box for £1 with the code HL8758.

This isn't a sponsored post, but I will receive a discount at Simply Cook and an increase in my bonus for Free Postcode Lottery if you use my referral codes. I wouldn't recommend you use something I didn't love, though!

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