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Green Curry of Prawns and Fish

This is a traditional and simple Thai Green Curry, using only fresh ingredients with no one flavour overwhelming the other but all coexisting harmoniously - A principal of Asian cooking which this recipe exemplifies.


  • 100 ml Peanut Oil

  • 250 ml Coconut milk

  • 250 ml Coconut cream

  • 6 tablespoons Fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Palm Sugar

  • 12 King Prawns peeled and de-veined

  • 320 g white fish cut into cubes

  • 12 Thai basil leaves

  • 6 Apple Eggplants Cut into quarters

  • 180 g Bamboo Shoots

  • 4 Winged beans topped and tailed

  • 4 Snake beans topped and tailed

  • 4 Kaffir Lime leaves

  • 4 tablespoons Crushed Peanuts

  • 2 Taro stems of Celery

  • 16 sprigs Coriander

  • Curry Paste

  • 3 Garlic Cloves

  • 3 small Chilli's

  • 3 large green chilli's split and deseeded

  • 2 tablespoons galangal chopped and pounded

  • 3 Coriander roots chopped and pounded

  • 1 Whole kaffir lime juiced

  • 1 Stalk Lemongrass

  • 8 eschallots

  • 12 Leaves of Chilli's to enhance colour

  • 0.5 teaspoon Coriander

  • 0.5 teaspoon Cumin

  • 0.5 teaspoon White pepper

  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste


  • 1.

    Place coconut and peanut oil into a heavy base fry pan and bring to the boil.

  • 2.

    Split the cream (separate the fat from the coconut cream, using existing oil to assist).

  • 3.

    Add the curry paste and fry for a further 12 minutes. Add crushed kaffir lime leaves and fry until fragrant, ensure the ingredients are cooked enough to prevent raw taste.

  • 4.

    Stir constantly to prevent ingredients sticking to pan.

  • 5.

    Add all the coconut milk, palm sugar and fish sauce, then bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes.

  • 6.

    Add apple eggplant, bamboo shoots, winged beans, snake beans, celery, taro stems, basil, fish and prawns.

  • Curry Paste:

  • 1.

    Use mortar and pestle to pound all fresh ingredients including spices then place in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Posted by Report
Awesome recipe - took time to prepare but well worth the effort.
Paired the dish with 2009 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay.
Tonight substituting chicken for fish & prawns to be paired with 2005 Giaconda Chardonnay
Posted by HumairaReport
Sounds like a lot of hard work. I wonder if I can use ready made green curry paste. And coconut milk. Dont get coconut cream here.