12th October 2015

Recipe: Thai prawn curry

Try out Jose Harrington’s recipe for a healing and healthy fresher’s flu dinner

As freshers flu starts to kick in, you’re probably in need of a warming and healthy meal, and especially for this, we have a fragrant Thai curry. If you’re in a hurry, use jarred Thai curry paste rather than make the homemade one. Personally, I prefer the homemade paste as it has a great depth of flavour and is much healthier. This paste can also keep for a couple of months in the fridge, so could be made in bulk and used again. Prawns can be swapped for chicken or omitted completely if catering for vegetarians.


Serves 3-4

Time: 20 minutes

  • Bag of frozen prawns, defrosted
  • 300g white rice
  • 2 spring onions
  • Packet of baby sweetcorn
  • 2 peppers
  • Handful of spinach
  • 50g green beans
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 stick of lemongrass
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh coriander
  • 1.5 teaspoons of ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin,
  • 3 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 mild chillies
  • Oil
  • Soy sauce



Start by blending together the ground cumin, ground coriander, chillies, ginger, garlic, lemongrass stalks, freshly chopped coriander, zest and juice of lime, two tablespoons of oil until a thick paste has formed.

Before heating the wok, ensure that the prawns are defrosted to remove the water. Then add a splash of oil to your Wok and fry the prawns, baby corn, pepper strips and green beans for a couple of minutes until starting to brown.

Add the paste, mix together, and add a can of coconut milk, adding a little water if it looks too dry. Bring to boil and add two teaspoons of soy sauce.

Just before serving, mix in the spinach. Serve with rice, chopped spring onions, sesame seeds and a wedge of lemon.

More Coverage

Local elections 2023: Fallowfield still has lowest turnout in Manchester

Fallowfield still has the lowest voter turnout in Manchester whilst the Greens and Lib Dems made gains – here’s a full breakdown of Manchester’s Local elections 2023.

Pole and Burlesque Soc rehearsal labelled ‘degrading’ by senior staff member

During a rescheduled rehearsal outside the AGLC, two members of the Pole and Burlesque Society were attacked for their outfits and activity by a member of staff.

UCU marking and assessment boycott: Everything you need to know

Strikes continue into the 2022/23 academic year, with the UCU now pursuing a marking boycott, affecting most universities across the UK. But, what does this mean exactly?

Exclusive: University of Manchester approves ChatGPT for assigments

ChatGPT is set to be approved as original work by the University of Manchester in undergraduate admissions. Find out more, exclusively, here:

Copyright © The Mancunion
Powered By Spotlight Studios

0161 275 2930  University of Manchester’s Students’ Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR