This is a simple yet flavorful curry dish.Â I like crushing the prawn heads to make flavorful stock rather than cooking them together with the meat.Â There is nothing wrong with cooking whole prawns complete with shells and heads but I see the boys take so much time taking them out plus the fact that W wonâ€™t touch the heads even if his life depends on them.Â Pointless din, â€˜di ba?Â Naiinip lang ako sa tagal kumain.Â He reminds me of my bro who would take his time peeling a serving of shrimps before eating whilst the rest of us are the peel-and-eat kind of people.
A bowl of fresh prawns, cleaned, shelled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, diced
1 small can of coconut cream
Patis (fish sauce)
1/2 tsp sugar
A handful of fresh spinach leaves, washed
2 Stalks of spring onion, cut thinly
A dash of freshly ground pink salt (optional)
Separate the prawn heads from the body.Â Careful not to discard the fat on the base of the heads.
Heat oil in a saucepan.Â Add prawn heads and cook for about 5 minutes, crushing and tossing frequently over medium heat until deep orange.Â Add 1/4 cup of water and bring to boil.Â Simmer for another 5 minutes.Â Strain and reserve the stock.Â Discard the heads.
Return the saucepan to the cooking hob. Heat a bit of oil and fry garlic until fragrant. Add onion and saute for a minute. Add curry powder and cook over low to medium heat until onions are softened. Â Add coconut cream and reserved stock.Â Bring to boil.Â Season with patis, sugar and a bit of salt, then simmer for 5 minutes.
Add prawns and simmer for a couple of minutes or until prawns are cooked just right for you.Â Transfer to a serving bowl.Â Add young spinach leaves and gently toss to mix.Â Garnish with spring onion.
- A bowl of fresh prawns, cleaned, shelled and deveined
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion, diced
- Curry powder
- 1 small can of coconut cream
- Patis (fish sauce)
- ½ tsp sugar
- A handful of fresh spinach leaves, washed
- 2 Stalks of spring onion, cut thinly
- A dash of freshly ground pink salt (optional)
- Separate the prawn heads from the body. Careful not to discard the fat on the base of the heads.
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Add prawn heads and cook for about 5 minutes, crushing and tossing frequently over medium heat until deep orange. Add ¼ cup of water and bring to boil. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Strain and reserve the stock. Discard the heads.
- Return the saucepan to the cooking hob. Heat a bit of oil and fry garlic until fragrant. Add onion and saute for a minute. Add curry powder and cook over low to medium heat until onions are softened. Add coconut cream and reserved stock. Bring to boil. Season with patis, sugar and a bit of salt, then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add prawns and simmer for a couple of minutes or until prawns are cooked just right for you. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add young spinach leaves and gently toss to mix. Garnish with spring onion.
10 thoughts on “Prawn Curry with Fresh Young Spinach Leaves”
I love seafood curry, and this one really looks great! I haven’t tried eating raw spinach, but I will soon!
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very delicious food presentation..:)
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oh, this is mouth-watering!
will definitely cook this at home.:p
Luna Miranda recently posted Joy/Sky-Watch Friday
What a great curry dish, and I can sympathize with your bro, I also peel and collect the shrimps before eating it, just makes it more fun…great post!
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what a great recipe with prawn and the spinach makes me crave and cook today. lets see if I could buy fresh spinach in the market..
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I love prawns and this dish looks awesome! Fab recipe!
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Thank you guys I really love this dish and hope you guys will try it and like it, too.
you make it sound so easy! would love to try this…
thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Iska
sensya na sa uber late visit and comment…sigh.
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