2 Minute Prawn Curry


1kg prawns (skins removed and fully defrosted)
2 onions, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely crushed
A large handful curry leaves
1 medium green pepper, roughly cut into cubes
2 heaped tablespoons Pakco red curry paste
1 tin chopped tomato
Juice from 4 lemons
Salt and coarse black pepper


  1. Fry the onions over medium heat in a little oil until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, green pepper and curry leaves and cook a little longer.
  3. Add the curry paste and stir the sauce over the heat, allowing enough time for the curry paste to develop its flavour.
  4. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and lemon juice, season well and let the sauce simmer a little to reduce and thicken.
  5. Add the prawns and bring to the boil.
  6. Remove from the heat and either serve hot in bowls with crusty bread, or allow to cool in the fridge overnight and serve cold as a cocktail.