Prawns in Apple Basil Curry

TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 20 large prawns, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil leaves, stems removed, plus a few sprigs for garnish
  • Rice, for serving
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Directions

Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the prawns, sprinkle with salt and pepper and saute until the prawns turn bright red and the edges are golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and keep warm.

Add the butter to the prawn pan and when it begins to foam, add the ginger, apple slices and onions. Cook until the apples are caramelized, about 10 minutes, stirring to break up the apple chunks. Add the garam masala, coriander seeds, paprika, turmeric, chili flakes and a pinch of salt and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the apple cider and chicken stock and reduce by one-third, about 10 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, stir well and continue to reduce until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon; this should take 3 to 5 minutes. Add the prawns and stir to heat through. At the last minute, stir through the basil leaves until they are just wilted. Serve the curry with rice and garnish with fresh basil sprigs.

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  • on February 20, 2014

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    This was amazing!! So delicious with the perfect spice mix and warmth. Definitely will make this again!

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  • on November 09, 2013

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    My "bar" for great food, good tasting food, is rather high, and I am a person that takes great pride in cooking and a devote "foodie". I consider my cooking to be great. I often cook
    from instinct and without recipes.. Anyone who has been served a meal in our home has raved and said with that said it is on par with the best of chefs across the country.....
    I simply say, "I am Italian, generations of people who take great pride in the harmony of ingredients, who are passionate about food" . .... with that said, this is the worst waste of time and my organic ingredients. Not a repeat!

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  • on November 05, 2013

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    It was delicious!!! I don't think it turned out how it was supposed to though. I doubled the recipe and used lite coconut milk so it ended up being kinda watery but all of the flavors were all there. It was a lot of prep but a food processor helped.

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