Like a cross between a curry and a stir-fry, this is rich and satisfying but still crunchy and alive.


  • 2 tablespoons mild-flavoured oil, such as sunflower

  • 20 large green prawns, shelled and deveined, with tails intact

  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste

  • 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 400g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4cm lengths on the diagonal

  • 1 red capsicum, cored, deseeded and cut into thin strips

  • 200ml coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • To serve

  • coriander leaves

  • steamed rice


  • 1.

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until they turn pink and are just cooked. Remove and set aside.

  • 2.

    Return the wok to a high heat, add the remaining oil, followed by the curry paste, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the onion and asparagus and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add the capsicum and cook for a further 1 minute.

  • 3.

    Add the coconut milk, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar, and stir to combine. Return the prawns to the wok and cook for a further minute or until they are heated through. Scatter over some coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice.


Recipe taken from the book "feed me now!" by Bill Granger, 2009

RRP $49.99

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Posted by Report
Simple recipe packed with flavour! It was a hit! Thank you
Posted by basolovesfoodReport
i couldnt believe how good this was!!!! uncle bill u r on fire!!! the authentic flavours and the colours in the dish were amazing!!!! there was none left over and i received many complements....
Posted by CS23Report
A stunning meal. Mine looked different from the photo on this page as it had lots of yummy sauce. The only thing different I did was add the prawns with the vegetables. Everyone in my family gobbled it down and I can't wait to cook it again.
Posted by albyeelsReport
Great no fuss meal
Posted by Neil50Report
easy to prepare with a goood taste, great weekend meal
Posted by Report
Spicy Prawn Stir-fry.....not sure where the spice comes from in this recipe?
Posted by Report
The red curry paste.
Posted by Leeanne33Report
Made it tonight for dinner. Delicious flavours, crunchy vegetables. Was a hit with the family and will definitely be making it again.