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Best Thai Prawn Curry



5 portion(s)

  • 70 g Salted Cashew nuts
  • 3 spring onions (chopped)
  • 1 large green chilli (chopped, seeds left in)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 stalk Lemon grass (thinly sliced)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 400 g coconut milk
  • 750 g raw prawns (peeled)
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 80 g fish sauce
  • 20 g raw sugar
  • half a red capsicum (de-seeded & sliced)
  • 6
    Preparation 1min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Plase cashew nuts into the TM bowl and mill for 6 seconds / speed 9.  SET ASIDE for later

  2. Place spring onions, chilli, garlic, lemon grass & bay leaves into TM bowl and mill for 10 seconds / speed 7.

  3. add oil and saute 2 mins / varoma temp / speed 1

  4. add coconut milk and cook 5 minutes / varoma temp / speed 1

  5. Slowly blend sauce for 30 seconds / going from Speed 5 to Speed 9 gradually.  Continue to blend for 10 seconds / speed 9.

  6. Add prawns and cook for 6 minutes / varoma tempCounter-clockwise operation / Gentle stir setting.  If prawns are frozen cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  7. Add fish sauce, fresh basil, sugar, red capsicum and cashew nuts (from step 1) and cook for 2 minutes / varoma tempCounter-clockwise operation / Gentle stir setting


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Serve with steamed rice and sprinkle with fresh corriander leaves (if you like).

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  • This was quick and easy and really enjoyable! I...

    Submitted by Bec Ferguson on 26. October 2017 - 21:12.

    This was quick and easy and really enjoyable! I didn’t have bay leaves so used kaffir lime leaves. Red chilli instead of green and mixed seafood rather than prawns. All substitutes worked well. My only query is quantity of fish sauce. It seemed rather excessive and I wondered if it might have been an error? I used have the amount. Curry sauce was a lot darker than recipe photo. Will definitely cook again and recommend!! 🌺

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  • Wonderful tasting! thankyou!!

    Submitted by Leighleighzav on 3. December 2016 - 19:29.

    Wonderful tasting! thankyou!! will be having this as a family regular. 

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