It is no secret that curry is my perfect comfort food, but it really does have the power to comfort, and sometimes and the power to cure.
I've been sick, on antibiotics and totally unmotivated to cook this week, until I realised that I needed a good hit of my own cooking to actually make me feel better!
This prawn curry is so easy and so good, I had to get it online so you can make it for yourself, when you're short of time and need a pick me up.
For two people (you can double this), you will need:
2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of crushed ginger
1 fresh chilli - red or green - 2 if you like it hot
2 heaped teaspoons of bottle masala
250 grams of fresh prawns - cleaned and deveined
half a cup of frozen peas
half to a tin of coconut milk or cream (Ayam brand)
juice of half a lime
salt to taste (less than half a teaspoon is needed)
large handful of rice noodles (I soak mine in cold water for 10 minutes or so before throwing them in) (optional)
In a heavy based saucepan, heat the coconut oil and lightly fry the ginger and fresh chilli. Add the bottle masala and then the prawns, stir frying so the bottle masala doesn't burn. Add the frozen peas, then the coconut milk, bit by bit, stirring in between additions. You can add as much coconut milk as you like, up to a whole tin, or use water or stock to dilute it. Cook the curry for a few minutes only - you don't want the prawns to overcook. Squeeze in fresh lime juice and add salt to taste. Serve with the rice noodles thrown in and eat it like a soup, or omit the rice noodles and eat with hot white rice.
Thank me later! It really can cure you!