Serves 4 – 5
We all love prawns and curry dishes for a special meal. Here is a mild curry recipe that will be enjoyed by all.

You will need

750 – 800 g uncooked extra large black tiger prawns, shell on
350 – 400 g uncooked medium prawns, cleaned, tail on
Ina Paarman’s Masala Spice or Garlic Pepper Seasoning
¼ cup (60 ml) canola oil
1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Butter Chicken Curry Cook In Sauce
1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk, from a 400 g tin (stir well before measuring, reserve the rest for rice)
¾ cup (180 ml) hot water
1 x 25 g Ina Paarman’s Liquid Fish Stock
2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman’s Coriander Pesto

3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
¼ cup (60 ml) coriander leaves
zest of one lemon

1 cup basmati or long grain rice
2 cups water
1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Seasoned Sea Salt Seasoning
½ cup (125 ml) coconut milk


Defrost the prawns in tap water if frozen. Clean  and butterfly large prawns. Secure with toothpicks to keep them open. Season all the prawns with Masala Spice.

Heat the oil and a knob of butter in a large frying pan. Cook large prawns first, place meaty side down and fry until lightly  browned and then turn. Remove the large prawns, keep on one side – no need to cover or keep warm. Remove the toothpicks when cool enough to handle.

Cook the remaining prawns in two batches very briefly in the pan just until barely done. Remove from pan. Add the Butter Chicken Sauce, measured coconut milk, water and Fish Stock to the pan and bring to the boil. Add all the prawns and just heat through. Dot with Coriander Pesto.

For the Gremolata, mix the garlic, fresh coriander and lemon zest together. Top Prawn Curry with gremolata. Serve straight away with Coconut Rice and the sambals of your choice.

Coconut Rice

Cook the rice in the water with Seasoned Sea Salt Seasoning for 10 minutes. Add the coconut milk and cook for another 10 minutes. Leave to stand (lid on) for a final 5 minutes.

Substitute for our Masala Spice

Mix together.

Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry