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Creamy Sri Lankan Prawn Curry

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You’ll have dinner on the table in just half an hour with this 30-minute curry, and the flavours won’t suffer in the slightest from the speed! Serve with a crispy, flaky roti, fluffy naan bread or some steamed rice.

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CREAMY SRI LANKAN PRAWN CURRY

PREP TIME

10 minutes

COOK TIME

20 minutes

SERVES

4

Ingredients

3 garlic cloves

1 x 4cm piece ginger, peeled, roughly chopped

1 large mild green chilli, roughly chopped

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tomato, finely chopped

1 cup coconut cream

1 cup chicken stock

1 cinnamon stick

400g (14 oz) peeled and deveined prawns/shrimp

1 tsp sugar

sea salt

coriander (cilantro) leaves, to serve

warm roti or naan bread, to serve

Steps

Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic, ginger, chilli and a pinch of salt to a very rough paste.

Heat the oil in a wok or saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic paste and cook, stirring, for half a minute. Then add the curry powder and tomato paste and stir for another half a minute. Add the tomato and cook for about 2 minutes to allow the tomato to soften. Then add the coconut cream, chicken stock and cinnamon stick. Simmer for about 8 minutes.

Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the prawns are cooked through. Season with sugar and salt to taste. Serve topped with coriander and bread on the side.

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Notes:

– Mirin is a Japanese rice wine.

– Perilla is a herb with a minty, anise flavour but it can be difficult to find so use mint instead if it’s unavailable.

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