Thursday, 6 November 2008

Curry in a Hurry

We've been having simple meals lately. saves me time now that Aidan eats whatever we eat. by simple i mean non malay food! to have such a heavy dish is quite rare for us these days. good, some might say! i am also very selective with what Aidan eats. i try to make his food as interesting and as balanced as possible but he's quite picky with his greens! but mama's smarter! ;)

Anyway.. here's a simple dish i tried last weekend. we normally treat ourselves with prawns once in a while, like a month or once in a couple of months. Aidan is not ready for prawns yet, so this meal was entirely for the two of us - Hardy and i.

My Prawn Curry in a Hurry

400g fresh prawns
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
4 cloves of garlic (whacked and sliced)
4 Kaffir lime leaves (half shreadded and half leave it as a whole)
2-2 1/2 Thai fish sauce
A handful of fresh coriander (chopped)
1/2 tsp fish curry powder

To blend:
1 lemongrass stalk (bashed and chopped)
4-5 fresh coriander stems (chopped)
2 kaffir lime leaves (shreadded)
3 green chillies (seeded and chopped)

1. Blend all ingredients into a paste and set aside.
2. Heat wok with oil and add in garlic.
3. When garlic turns slightly brown, add a teaspoon of the fish curry powder. and stir for a tad bit.
5. Pour coconut milk into wok and bring to the boil over a medium heat.
4. Add 1 or 1 1/2 tbsp of green paste and shreadded lime leaves and add fish sauce. stir well.
5. Add prawns and/or other seafood. careful not to overcook them!
6. Just before serving, add fresh coriander and you can adjust the flavour with probably more of the fish sauce or the paste. but not salt!!

Give it a try and let me know!!


mummy lesha said...

Know what's funny ? There's a restaurant in New York City that we always go to when I was studying there by the same name ! Nama restoran tuh "Curry In A Hurry" :)

Maybe you can start a "Curry In A Hurry" in Holland :) All your recipes look gooood :) Sure ramai customer :)

Milkberry said...

that looks delish!
i'd try it... if byk prawns kat jepun ni... :(

Anonymous said...

i'd try it esok! najwa loves prawns so maybe make it a bit less spicy for her too. say, how you make aidan eat the veggies at that age? clever lah you. i remembered, those days, i had to blend it all..mashed them up..just to have them eat. yaya

zuraida said...

wah.. tak letak garam terus ke? betul2 jaga kesihatan ni! Hamizan loves everything that we eat, including prawn. Dia main makan je. Bila tak suka dia buang. Camner kasi Aidan makan sayur? Hamizan loves carrot & spanish very much. Dlm peti sejuk tu, carrot tak boleh tak ada, kalau tak nanti k.zue susah sebab setiap kali makan he will ask for carrot!... adoi..

Mat Gebu said...

Sibuk2 pun sempat lagi memasak....Rajin sungguh lah u ni zaza.