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Prawn, Mango & Coconut Curry

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This week I’m bringing you an easy, tasty weeknight curry using the Soup Maker Plus from Cuisinart UK! I used to not like curry at. all. This fact has been pretty unfortunate living in the UK, where Indian food (which, if you didn’t know, heavily features curries) is probably the main cusine after our own. I think the major thing that put me off was the monotonous and mundane use of throwing pre-mixed ‘curry powder’ into a dish and calling it a curry.

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It wasn’t until my mum started making Thai green curries with homemade paste that I really changed my mind. The fresh, light flavours and heady scent were too enticing not to love. I started looking around at curry paste recipes and found that the blends of flavours were all the things I love – cinnamon, ginger, coriander, cumin…

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I’ve since found that I actually DO like curry! Not the boring ‘chuck a tablespoon of curry powder into tomato sauce’-type. But the kind with freshly toasted spices and coconut milk to calm the heat and carry the flavours. I really find that a homemade paste makes all the difference. BUT I sometimes do lack the motivation to make the paste as then I have to try and scrape it all out of the bottom of my blender which can be a nightmare. That’s why when Cuisinart asked me to develop a curry recipe using their soup maker plus, I was a keen bean.

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Instead of toasting the spices in a separate pan, blending the paste in my blender, scraping it into a pot and cooking the curry there, it was all done in the soup maker. By using the heating function in the soupmaker I was able to toast the spices and garlic together right in the jug. I then used the blend function to blitz up the paste. Finally I used the heating function again to simmer the paste & coconut milk with the broccoli and prawns to cook them through. Super easy! If you’re drooling at the thought of how your curry prowess/motivation could improve with a soup maker then keep an eye on my instagram page  – in a few days I’m hosting an instagram giveaway for one!!

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Prawn, Mango & Coconut Curry

Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

Curry paste:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 cloves garlic, , peeled
  • thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, , grated
  • handful of fresh coriander
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tbsp kaffir lime leaves
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder

Curry:

  • 1/2 a red onion, , finely chopped
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 200 g purple sprouting broccoli
  • 1/2 a mango, , diced
  • 200 g frozen, , cooked & peeled prawns

to serve:

  • cooked brown rice, , fresh coriander, chopped spring onion, crushed cashews

Instructions

  1. Place the olive oil, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, ground turmeric and garlic into the soup maker. Set the timer for 1 minute at ‘saute’, stirring often, to toast the spices.
  2. Add the ginger, coriander, lime juice, kaffir lime leaves and chilli powder. Blend into a chunky paste, scraping down the sides of the jug as needed.
  3. Add the red onion and set the timer for 2 minutes at ‘saute’. ‘Stir’ occasionally to prevent the onion from burning.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk, fish sauce, palm sugar and 200ml of water then blend until smooth.
  5. Add the broccoli to the soup maker and set the timer for 10 minutes starting on ‘high’ heat. Once the mixture comes to the boil, turn the heat down to ‘simmer’ for the remaining time.
  6. Add the frozen prawns and diced mango and ‘stir’ in. Set the timer for 2 minutes at ‘simmer’.
  7. Serve the curry warm with brown rice, coriander, spring onions and cashews.

 

Thanks to Cuisinart for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own 🙂

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  • Vivian | stayaliveandcooking March 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    To be honest I am also not a big fan of curries – probably because my mom used to buy those pre-made jars of yellow-ish sauce. No thank you! But this story has changed my mind a bit, I think I should follow your lead…

  • Madeline Hall March 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I love your addition of mango in this curry. Indian food is one of my favorites and one of the first times I had it was actually in London, and it was what got me hooked!! : )

  • breannealder March 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    That sounds super handy! I love curry from a good restaurant however the bought jars never taste as good. May have to try out this one x

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  • Lisa March 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Hah, I know exactly what you mean about having to scrape the paste at the bottom of my blender! I can never seem to get everything out of there, and it feels like such a waste. This is a beautiful coconut curry, Izy. So great that it’s all done in the soup maker!

  • Umm Salma March 8, 2016 at 10:50 am

    I’m making this right now. I’m impatient so I made with chicken instead of shrimp because I saw it this morning and couldn’t wait. Meeeee waaannnntttt. Will let you know how it goes

    • Umm Salma March 9, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Made it! Late reply because we took a little trip to the dead sea after eating to watch the sunset over there(ended up being cloudy hahaha). It was delicious. Toddler had seconds and Husband finished the rest of the pot. Definitely saving the recipe and will make it with prawns next tome (if I remember to get them, though if I’m too impatient again I’ll just make it with chicken because yum!)
      Thanks for the recipe!

  • Tori March 8, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Yum, Izy! Every time I think you’ve topped yourself you pull out something even more delicious and flawlessly photographed

  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings March 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This looks so colorful and delicious. I love the purple broccoli!

  • Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table March 8, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I feel your pain with the curry clean-up. This indeed sounds like a neat solution!

  • Millie | Add A Little March 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing Izy! I love the sound of the soup maker too, what a breeze!

  • Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny March 8, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    This looks incredible! 🙂 Pinning this to make soon!

  • Ashlyn | Dollop Of Yum March 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I’m loving how fresh and delicious this curry looks!! This recipe is so bright and definitely getting me excited for spring!

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