15 Min Thai Prawn Curry

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Seafood Curry lovers come check out this warm, comforting and easy Prawn Curry Recipe. It is rich, indulgent and better than a takeaway and great for a quick weeknight meal. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions and images to whip up your very own King Prawn Curry tonight!!!

Suitable for Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free diets.

Thai Red King Prawn Curry in a bowl with a sppon

Let’s whip up an easy, fast and immensely adaptable Thai Prawn Curry.  Yes, a better than restaurant quality curry that is big on taste and easy on the ingredients and prep time.

The kind of comfort food that means you don’t need to go through the hassle of ordering takeaway since you can make better yourself at home.

Yes, we will turn everyday pantry staple ingredients into one perfect gluten-free easy Prawn Curry Recipe in less than 15 mins. Warm, full of flavour and easily adaptable.

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Thai Red King Prawn Curry in a bowl

So gather all your ingredients and let’s get cooking…

How To Make Prawn Curry

Guys this Prawn Curry Recipe is extremely easy to whip up, just like my egg curry. If you can line up your ingredients then you can make this curry. Especially quick since you replace regular onions with spring onions (scallions) which are much quicker to cook. All the flavour with none of the work.

Step 1. Heat the oil and fry the peppers.
frying red pepper for prawn curry
Step 2. Then add the spring onions, Thai curry paste, coriander and chilli and stir fry until fragrant.
cooking ingredients for thai prawn curry including thai red curry paste
Step 3. Add the coconut milk and chicken stock and simmer for a few mins.
Cooking Thai Curry with coconut milk
Step 4. Add in the prawns and chickpeas and simmer.
adding prawns and chickpeas to a thai red prawn surry
Baby spinach being added to a thai prawn curry in a pot
Step 5. Stir in the spinach and fish sauce and serve. 
 Yes, your Thai King Prawn Curry is ready in only 5 easy steps!!!!!!
Cooked prawn curry in a pot

Tips On The Perfect King Prawn Curry Recipe

  • Make your life easy and get some store-bought Thai Red Curry Paste. But if you prefer to make your own then you can check out this red curry paste recipe.
  • Use already cooked frozen prawns for this curry but you can also use uncooked prawns which will take a little longer to cook.
  • You can also use regular cooked frozen prawns instead of king prawns.
  • You can substitute other beans like black-eyed beans or borlotti beans for the chickpea in this prawn curry recipe.
  • Chop your vegetables small so your curry cooks quickly.
  • This recipe is immensely adaptable. Feel free to add other quick-cooking vegetables like mushroom, green beans and broccoli.

King Prawn Curry in a pot

Prawn Curry For A Crowd

The great thing about this Prawn Curry Recipe is that it can be easily doubled or tripled for a crowd. If you want you can make this ahead of time and stop at the coconut milk stage. Then a few minutes before needed add your prawns and chickpeas and cook as normal.

Shrimp Curry Recipe

If you would like this to be a Shrimp Curry Recipe instead, then simply swap the prawns for some shrimps.

What To Serve With Prawn Curry With Coconut Milk

There are 50 million things to serve with your prawn curry with Coconut Milk. Here are a few suggestions.

Instant Pot Rice.

Instant Pot Brown Rice.

Garlic Green Beans.

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Easy Mushroom Curry.

Seafood Recipes

For more seafood recipes you can check out these Asian Razor Clams recipe from the Hedgecombers.

Seafood curry lovers, this is the best Prawn Curry Recipe ever. What do you think?

close up of King Prawn Curry and spinach in a bowl

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King Prawn Curry in a pot
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5 from 10 votes

15 Min Thai Prawn Curry

A Thai red prawn curry ready in just 15 mins.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 red peppers deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions (scallions) finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/4 tsp chopped chilli
  • 1.7 cups (400 ml) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) chicken stock
  • 7 oz (200 g) frozen peeled cooked king prawns
  • 14 oz (400 g) tin chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1.7 oz (50 g) fresh baby spinach optional, thawed and drained
  • Fish sauce to taste

To serve:

  • Rice
  • Fresh coriander

Instructions

  • Preheat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and fry the peppers for about 5 mins until soft
  • Then add the spring onions, Thai curry paste, chopped coriander and chilli and stir-fry for 1 min until fragrant.
  • Add the coconut milk and chicken stock and cook until it starts to simmer before reducing the heat. Simmer for 2 mins.
  • Add in the prawns and chickpeas and simmer for 3-4 mins until the prawns are defrosted and warmed through.
  • Stir in the spinach and add fish sauce to taste and switch off.  Serve over rice, a sprinkle of crispy shallots and some fresh coriander.
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Notes

  • Make your life easy and get some store-bought Thai Red Curry Paste but if you prefer to make your own then you can check out this red curry paste recipe.
  • Use already cooked frozen prawns for this curry but you can also use uncooked prawns which will take a little longer to cook.
  • You can also use regular cooked frozen prawns instead of king prawns.

What To Serve With Prawn Curry With Coconut Milk

There are 50 million things to serve with your prawn curry with Coconut Milk. Here are a few suggestions.
Instant Pot Rice.
Instant Pot Brown Rice.
Garlic Green Beans.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3730IU | Vitamin C: 85.4mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 6.4mg

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29 Comments

  1. It’s so great to have quick and easy dinner options to have when life gets busy. This looks amazing!

  2. Bintu, kudos to you! You do have a lot on your plate… using your freezer and reducing meal prep time is so smart! The red curry and prawns sounds like a great combo, and living near the Gulf of Mexico, I should definitely try it!

  3. 5 stars
    Just wow. I genuinely didn’t think it would be possible to make a than red curry (or any curry for that matter) in just 15nins. This recipe is fab!!!

  4. 5 stars
    Frozen ingredients are so convenient! I love finding recipes that use them. This looks like such a great quick and easy weeknight dinner. And how cool is that frozen rice? I’ve never seen those before.

    1. I know right – frozen rice is just so handy to make a stir fry, throw in some soup and eat with a curry.

    1. Pop over to Iceland, but all the goodies and you can make and taste it in 15 mins ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. 5 stars
    What a delicious weeknight meal. I hear you–it can be so tough to cook healthy meals when life gets hectic. I love the addition of spinach and chickpeas in this recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. I can imagine what ur going through! That’s quite a bit on your plate. I go equally mad dreaming up quick meals coz of my day job, kid and blog. I did an amazing job with this !! Love prawn and red curry

  7. 5 stars
    I love using Iceland’s frozen spinach SO handy isn’t it? Anyway this looks great, more often than not a meal like this one would usually take me an hour to prep/cook, nice to see you reduce it to only 15 minutes. Of Topic, what social media sharing plugin are you using?

    1. Thanks Charla. Will bo cooking lots more with the iceland range going forward. Not sure what you mean re social media share plugin – I have shareholic??? .

  8. I love how quick and easy this meal seems. I’ve not massive red Thai fan but I do love prawns!