Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prawn Mango Curry

Prawns! I think I have vaguely debriefed you on my love hate relationship for prawns? I think I did, if I am not mistaken (Tamarind Prawn Curry & Fried Shrimp Wanton). Prawn shells and heads without a doubt are the broth produce for soupy noodles (Prawn Mee) and prawns by themselves, you name it, a string of dishes (Devilled Prawns, Sambal Udang, Grilled Spicy Prawns & Tom Yam Prawn Fried Rice)? Utterly. How about prawns in curries? A mouth packing delight and when cooked alongside sour sweet note fruits (pineapple salted fish currypumpkin and salted fish curry, and papaya and sardine curry)? What else should I potentially tell you? The absolute role play of different tastes. Prawn Mango Curry? Super yum big bold Malaysian tastes (Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry & Prawn Spinach Sodhi). Exactly!

400g prawns - de-vein and leave the tail on
1 medium size (about 200g) mango - slice into long medium size pieces with the skin on
10g (a small ball) tamarind/asam - mix with some water to extract juice
1/4 cup oil
Salt for taste

Curry paste (blend/ground)
6-8 dried red chillies
1 tsp black pepper seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
5 shallots
4 garlic
1 inch ginger
1 inch fresh turmeric
1/2 inch roasted belacan/shrimp paste

When oil is heated, fry curry paste till aromatic and oil splits.
Add 1/2 litre of water, tamarind juice and season with salt.
Stir to combine and let it simmer.
Once heated through, add prawns and mango.
Simmer to cook both.
(Note: watch over so that prawns are not over cooked)
Remove from heat.

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  1. UUuhh~ I could feel the sour of that mango. Looks tempting anyway. :)

  2. yayay prawns with green mangoes..appetizer yummy ;)

  3. What a combination, I bet the mango gave it a sourish taste. BTW, I think you left out mango in your ingredients list. ;)

  4. I love the rich red color of this curry - looks very flavorful!

  5. I'd have to adjust the veggies on this to accommodate what I can get up here, but this looks delicious!

  6. I'm always on the fence when it comes to mango curry - some recipes I love, others I hate. This one looks very appetizing, so I may have to try this.

  7. Wow, wow and wow! Love the colour of that curry, makes me hungry!

  8. hi nava, great recipe, green mangos compliments prawns in curries.
    the flavor makes this dish more appetizing.

  9. An exotic dish in my part of the world, but it looks lovely, Nava!

  10. mango curry? haha interesting, never thought that fruits with curry would ever be possibly good. too bad i cant take spice at all =(

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  11. i don like manggo but i like prawn curry

  12. Never mixed this two before in a curry, looks like it is a good match

  13. very nice recipe dear !this combination is an absolute favorite of mine !

  14. Thank you so much everyone for the comments.

  15. wow..its tempting...hopefully the taste is nice as the picture..^_^

  16. This combo is really something new. Looks spicy and yyuummyy

  17. interesting with mango ..i bet the flavors taste amazing!


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