I like easy to make food, throw it all in kind of cooking. I also like to experiment a bit with flavours.
On a Friday night in the past I would have given myself the night off and ordered in. My favourite is Curry. So since this way of eating, I have been experimenting a lot with flavours and dishes. Tonight I think I came up with a really nice simple Prawn curry.
This Prawn curry would easily feed 4 people. Just halve the ingredients if just the two of you.
03 - Tablespoons coconut oil
32 - King Prawns, uncooked, but shells off. (8 prawns each)
02 - Medium Red Onions (chopped)
01 - Red Chilli (deseeded and chopped small)
01 - Green Chilli (deseeded and chopped small)
03 - Cloves of Garlic
02 - Tablespoon tomato puree
04 - Medium ripe tomatoes
02 - Tablespoons Lemon Juice
01 - Teaspoon ground cumin
01 - Teaspoon curry powder
1/2 - Teaspoon chilli flakes
1/2 - Teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 - Teaspoon turmeric
Fresh Coriander for sprinkling on at the end.
The good bit.
Place the oil into a frying pan, whilst this is warming add all the ingredients except for the prawns and the fresh coriander into a food processor and blend to a puree. Then add this to the pan of oil and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add the raw prawns to the mix.
Cook until the prawns are pink.
Sprinkle on the Coriander and serve.
This dish does not have a hugely strong flavour, in fact quite delicate but that is perfect with the prawns. You could serve this with cauliflower rice if you are a fan.
For me this one was nice and I would make again. As I said it was not particularly spicy even with the amount of chilli I put in, but I did notice my lips tingling a bit after I had finished. I would give this 8/10.
The nerdy bit
Chilli's are a great source of :-
Vitamin A (Red Chilli's are high in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body).
Vitamin C ( A powerful antioxidant, important for wound healing and the immune function).
B6 (An important function in energy metabolism)
K1 Essential for healthy bones and kidneys)
Potassium (Some say that an adequate intake of potassium may reduce the risk of heart disease)
Copper (Which is an essential antioxidant important for strong bones and healthy neurons.
Prawns are good for you because :-
They are a low fat source of protein, for example the 8 prawns each in this recipe contain only 101 calories but over 19 grams of protein and only 1.4 grams of fat. The unsaturated fats in prawns can help improve your blood cholesterol levels.