Big one pot dishes are probably my favourite. Simple, quick cooking that doesn’t require a lot of technique but tastes great and the best part is that you’re left with a big batch for lunch the next day. I absolutely love Thai inspired flavours, this dish would be the perfect replacement for a Friday night take away! The recipe is by the wonderful Madeleine Shaw although i have tweaked it a little (i have basically have thrown in some extra veggie goodness).
What you will need:
400ml can of coconut milk
200ml of vegetable stock
1 red chilli
bunch of fresh corriander (optional, switch to another herb if not keen)
200g of prawns
1 tbsp grated ginger (the lazy pot kind works fine)
2 tbsp green thai curry paste (any brand you like, just needs a kick)
handful of frozen peas
What you will need to do:
Firstly marinate the washed prawns in the ginger. I’m a little OCD when it comes to cooking, i like to have everything neatly chopped, diced, spiralized etc before i begin to start with the veggies and get them ready. I spiralize both the carrots and courgette, the idea is that they are to be used as a healthy alternative to noodles (check out a previous post for courgette noodle inspo). Heat up the cooking oil in the pot and fry off the curry paste for 30 seconds, throw in the carrots on their own then add the coconut milk along with the stock and just leave to simmer for five minutes, basically until the carrot has softened. Add in all the veggies, chilli and finally prawns and leave again for another 5 minutes and that’s your chef part done! Take off the apron and serve up a great big bowl of gorgeous aromatic soup to tuck into.
Take my word for it this dish is so damn tasty and easily adapted to your own personal taste just throw in whatever extras you like. I have a couple of tupperware pots packed with leftovers in the freezer for when i need a quick meal choice or just generally don’t have the energy to cook. It’s a simple dish but packs a punch and great meal to tuck into with friends over a nice glass of wine and a gossip.
Be sure to let me know if you give this one a try!
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