Like everyone else (it seems) I've spent a lot of the past week sniffling, coughing and generally feeling germy. When I feel like this the last thing I want to do is cook - the idea of chopping, frying and standing up doesn't really appeal. But neither does the idea of having toast for dinner again. So I compromise and make this really easy Thai green curry with prawns. Yes it involves chopping, frying and not being on the sofa but it's so worth it. And the chilli really helps with snivelly noses.
You will need (serves 2 greedy people):
200ml coconut milk
Half an onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
Handful of frozen green veg like broccoli or spinach. Whatever you fancy, really.
1 whole stalk of lemongrass, crushed (just bash it with a rolling pin)
1 small green chilli, finely chopped
Fresh coriander, chopped
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
1. Fry the onion and garlic in a bit of oil on a low heat. After a minute or so, add the chopped chilli.
2. Fry for another minute.
3. Once everything starts to smell delicious add the coconut milk, prawns, lemongrass and frozen veg.
4. Simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes. If you have a cold, go back to watching your bad telly of choice.
That's it! All done. Serve with lots of fluffy white rice and a smug smile.
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