Prawns in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

This is a spicy coconut sauce that is similiar to a thai curry.  The sauce could be used for a chicken dish too, or perhaps a steaming bowl of veggies!  Easy to make too, just blitz in a processor and voila!  And full of coconut…yummy!   I used a packet of fresh peeled prawns for speed.  Back in Dubai it would have been a few of their large prawns the size of your fist from the supermarket!


10 – 15 large prawns, peeled OR a packet of fresh prawns

2 tblspn coconut oil

1 tblspn lime juice

1 tspn red chilli pepper

1/4 cup fresh coriander (cilantro)

5 tblspn unsweetened dessicated coconut

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tomato

6 red chilli peppers

1/2 tspn cumin powder

4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped


  • Marinade the prawns with the lime juice.
  • Put the coriander, tomato, coconut, garlic, ginger, cumin, coconut milk and chilli peppers in a blender and blitz to a paste.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and gently cook the prawns for 2-3 minutes until they curl up.
  • Add the paste and simmer on a medium heat for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Eat and enjoy!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jar Of Salt says:

    It’s like I can taste it already — yum! Putting a bookmark on this one :)


    1. Angie C says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy it!


  2. Sounds very simple, am sure would be a very tasty dish! Visiting your blog for the first time today on a special day I think (courtesy – Iliveinafryingpan’s Tweet!)


    1. Angie C says:

      Thanks! Love Live in a Frying pan blog too!


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