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Prawn and Pineapple Curry

Prawn and Pineapple Curry

While I was searching for red curry paste recipes I came across a recipe for a prawn and pineapple curry which sounded interesting. I had not used fruit in a Thai curry before and I wanted to try. I took my basic outline of a Thai curry and added the shrimp and pineapple and I used the freshly made red curry paste. Other than the flavour, the thing that I like most about Thai curries is that they are easy to make and they come together quickly. This curry was no different and it was ready in only a few minutes. The flavours of the red curry paste were so good! Though, it was not quite as hot as I would have liked it. I will add more red chillies the next time I make it. The pineapple worked well in the curry adding a nice sweetness and tartness to the flavours of the curry. It was really nice biting into the juicy and refreshing pieces of pineapple in the curry.

Ingredients:
1 can coconut milk
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 pound shrimp (peeled and deviened)
1 pound pineapple (cut into bite sized pieces)
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons palm sugar (or brown sugar)
2 kaffir lime leaves (or basil, sliced)
1 handful Thai basil (chopped)
1 red chili (sliced)

Directions:
1. Skim 1 tablespoon of the thicker coconut milk from the top of the can and heat it in a pan. (Or heat one tablespoon oil in a pan.)
2. Add the red curry paste and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Add the coconut milk, shrimp, pineapple, fish sauce, palm sugar and kaffir lime leaves and simmer until the shrimp are cooked, about 3-5 minutes.
4. Taste the curry and make sure that all of the flavours are balanced.
5. Remove from heat and stir in the basil.
6. Serve garnished with red chilies.

Similar Recipes:
Apricot Chicken Curry
Penang Kung (Prawn Penang Curry)
Penang Gai (Chicken Penang Curry)
Shrimp and Pineapple Teriyaki
Curried Pineapple Banana Bread (Siamese Loaf)
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Thai Cucumber and Pineapple Salad

47 comments:

Manggy said...

I *adore* pineapple in savory dishes, and shrimp as well! Lovely curry, Kevin!

Debbie said...

Oh my, now that looks delicious!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

like manggy, I love pineapple and shrimps! Putting the red curry paste to good use too!

OhioMom said...

This looks, wonderful. I have never made curry paste, have to say you are a delight to read :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That looks beautiful and I'm glad to hear the curry paste worked well. Also, I am often disappointed with the heat I get in any dish with coconut milk--I've found you have to really go overboard with the spice to compensate for how much of it you'll lose to the coconut.

Jeanine said...

Wow, your picture is amazing, Kevin! your dish look delicious! I love having pineapple cooked into dishes too (unfortunately, I seem to be the only one in the house).

Kalyn said...

I'm impressed that you're making your own curry paste, and this sounds delicious.

monica said...

Wonderful curry for these hot summer days.It looks delicious.

noble pig said...

I think you found the perfect home for your paste.

Cathy C said...

Love Shrimp and pinapple. I confess I have never been dawn to curry BUT maybe I have never found the right one UNTIL now!! This really looks great!!

Cheers
Cathy
www.wheresmydamnanswer.com

VeggieGirl said...

I love pineapple AND curry, so those ingredients are fabulous additions to that dish.

Alexa said...

This curry seems so light and flavorful. I can see how the pineapple would be a nice addition to cool off the spiciness. Lovely pictures...

Isa said...

Wooow! That looks delicious. The pineapples must taste great!

Gloria said...

Yummy,yummy,yummy I love prawns everytime, every forms!!! xxGloria (And these look wonderful of course!)

Lina said...

yum!!! This looks so spicy and sweet at the same time!

Jude said...

Very nice plating and recipe you've got there. Very impressed. I can barely remember Filipino dishes with pineapple in it but it works well with savory applications.

Jan said...

Can you send a plate over please? That looks like one seriously yummy curry Kevin!

Dawn said...

Now this is a dish after my own heart. I love love love curry. Pineapple goes soooo well with curry. Mmmmm. Really yummy Kevin.

lalaine said...

I lived in Tokyo, Japan for a couple of years and it is customary there to add diced apples to curry. Found the idea a little off at first but as they say, try something at least once! The slight touch of sweetness from the apples did compliment the dish.

What a delicious food adventure you have here!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I love this curry. Delicious!

Heather said...

Pineapple red curry is one of my favorite comfort foods, especially with prawns. Good show, man.

Jeena said...

I betthis was so lovely with you rred curry paste, looks beautiful Kevin.

Natasha said...

I love curry because it's so rewarding. It only takes like ten minutes to make and is really tasty. Pineapple in savory dishes is brilliant

Angela said...

Kevin, this looks awesome. I love the idea of adding pineapple to a traditional curry dish. Nice work!

Pam said...

Kevin - this looks amazing. I love pineapple, shrimp and curry. Nicely done.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

This looks gorgeous - very summery and fresh. Good on you for making your own curry paste too! Vatchcharin is amazing :)

E for KC said...

I've never met a curry I didn't like and this one sounds fantastic. The addition of the pineapple sounds very good!

tigerfish said...

Tantalizing!

Lisa said...

I love Thai but never seem to make it myself. I will have to try a few of your recipes.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Who wouldn't want to eat that! It looks so good!

cookinpanda said...

Mmmm pineapple curry. Very nice. I have about 10 mediocre Thai restaurants in my neighborhood. I should really just start making my own Thai food.

Beachlover said...

I amazed you make your own curry paste!!*clap,clap* salute to you..I love coconut flavour and spicy curry!!yum yum!!

Jenny said...

I love to pair pineapple with anything savory, great looking dish!

giz said...

The shrimp combined with pineapple looks very interesting to me. Have you tried the Korean red paste. Also, the powdered Korean "heat" is supposedly stronger and mixes well with the paste.

Nate-n-Annie said...

I think you did pretty well! This would go great with some pineapple fried rice.

Katie said...

I love tropical savory dishes like this. It's making me hungry! (And it's 1:05 AM!)

You've never had carob before? My friend, after her first taste, described it as "chocolate mixed with dirt in the very best possible way." I love it.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Pineapple with prawns sounds so interesting! Of course your picture from the dish makes it lokk even more interesting!

Tara said...

This looks REALLY great. I love coconut milk and curry together and those shrimp look so plump and perfectly cooked. Perfect! Hey, by the way, did you see Iron Chef America last night? It was battle curry!

Rosie said...

Oh this is stunningly mouth watering Kevin!! I just enjoy prawns and thanks for sharing a new recipe I can now try out :)

Rosie x

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous plate of food!

emily said...

Okay, you said in your recipe that brown sugar could replace palm sugar, right? Knowing I'll never find palm sugar, this is a great substitute for me, but I'm curious...what does palm sugar taste like?

Carmen said...

Yum, what a nice combination! I love making my own red curry too, the recipe is very similar to yours. I've never used pineapple in a curry before and will have to try it1

linda said...

I loved the pineapple shrimp thai dish. I had this in Hawaii a couple of months ago and it was great. I had forgotten about it until now. I will make it this week. Thanks, Linda from dishingupfood.blogspot.com

Amber said...

I love prawns. I love curry. I love pineapple. You win my heart.

noobcook said...

prawn, pineapple, curry - I love them all. I'm so impressed with your culinary skills and versatility

Jeanne said...

Shrimp and pineapple together - intriguing. Looks beautiful!

Jaime said...

i love pineapple curries! this looks great - i really wish i could come to your house for dinner every night!

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