Prawn and Peas hot and tasty! This is quick and easy recipe, great flavour, pretty hot I must admit but well balanced so it doesn’t feel like too much of an assault on the body.
If you can get Sambal Oelek (a chilli based paste) then use it, otherwise just finely chop some chillies with salt and a little oil.
Prawns are rich in zinc, iodine and protein and the greens are great too so tuck in and enjoy! 🙂
1 small onion finely chopped or 2 shallots
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sambal oelek or 2 tsp red chilli paste
1 400gr can chopped tomatoes
Juice of half a lime
100gr each of blanched peas, mange tout and French beans
200gr tail on prawns (raw or cooked)
2 tsp palm sugar
2 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp coconut cream
2 spring onions chopped
Heat oil to a medium heat and add shallot or onion, season and gently for about 5 minutes
Add the sambal oelek and cook it out for about 6 minutes
Tip in the can of tomatoes and stir and cook for 3 or 4 minutes
Add juice of half a lime and stir in 2 tbsp coconut cream
Tip in the blanched veggies and cook for a minutes or two
Then add the prawns and continue to cook.
If using raw prawns cook for about 3-4 minutes, if cooked only about a minute is required.
Add chopped coriander and spring onion just before serving and then sprinkle over some more chopped coriander
Eat and enjoy – with rice if you need it but I find it delicious on its own.
6 thoughts on “Prawn & Peas Sambal Oelek Curry”
That looks really and truly wonderful – what a fantastic bowl too.
Thank you, a TK Maxx buy- I love rummaging for great house bargains!.
great recipe and photos ~ i’m slightly addicted to store bought sambal oelek and really need to make some from scratch.
Thank you, enjoy!
Oh wow. I’ve just made this and it’s the hottest dish in the world. I love a LOT of chilli but this is hardcore. I’m wondering if you meant 2 TEA spoons of the sambal.
I’ve just doubled the coconut and tomato and it’s still not for the fainthearted!
I guess it depends on your Sambal, it’s definitely 2 tbsp of mine. ..I guess the lesson is to taste it first, will add a note to the recipe -:)