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.
Prawn and Pineapple Curry
- 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)
- 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.)
- Add the red curry paste and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- 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.
- Taste the curry and make sure that all of the flavours are balanced.
- Remove from heat and stir in the basil.
- Serve garnished with red chilies.
I *adore* pineapple in savory dishes, and shrimp as well! Lovely curry, Kevin!
Oh my, now that looks delicious!
Mrs Ergül says
like manggy, I love pineapple and shrimps! Putting the red curry paste to good use too!
This looks, wonderful. I have never made curry paste, have to say you are a delight to read 🙂
Mike of Mike's Table says
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.
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).
I’m impressed that you’re making your own curry paste, and this sounds delicious.
Wonderful curry for these hot summer days.It looks delicious.
noble pig says
I think you found the perfect home for your paste.
Cathy C says
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!!
I love pineapple AND curry, so those ingredients are fabulous additions to that dish.
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…
Wooow! That looks delicious. The pineapples must taste great!
Yummy,yummy,yummy I love prawns everytime, every forms!!! xxGloria (And these look wonderful of course!)
yum!!! This looks so spicy and sweet at the same time!
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.
Can you send a plate over please? That looks like one seriously yummy curry Kevin!
Now this is a dish after my own heart. I love love love curry. Pineapple goes soooo well with curry. Mmmmm. Really yummy Kevin.
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 says
I love this curry. Delicious!
Pineapple red curry is one of my favorite comfort foods, especially with prawns. Good show, man.
I betthis was so lovely with you rred curry paste, looks beautiful Kevin.
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
Kevin, this looks awesome. I love the idea of adding pineapple to a traditional curry dish. Nice work!
Kevin – this looks amazing. I love pineapple, shrimp and curry. Nicely done.
Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says
This looks gorgeous – very summery and fresh. Good on you for making your own curry paste too! Vatchcharin is amazing 🙂
E for KC says
I’ve never met a curry I didn’t like and this one sounds fantastic. The addition of the pineapple sounds very good!
I love Thai but never seem to make it myself. I will have to try a few of your recipes.
Proud Italian Cook says
Who wouldn’t want to eat that! It looks so good!
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.
I amazed you make your own curry paste!!*clap,clap* salute to you..I love coconut flavour and spicy curry!!yum yum!!
I love to pair pineapple with anything savory, great looking dish!
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.
I think you did pretty well! This would go great with some pineapple fried rice.
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 says
Pineapple with prawns sounds so interesting! Of course your picture from the dish makes it lokk even more interesting!
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!
Oh this is stunningly mouth watering Kevin!! I just enjoy prawns and thanks for sharing a new recipe I can now try out 🙂
What a gorgeous plate of food!
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?
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
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
I love prawns. I love curry. I love pineapple. You win my heart.
prawn, pineapple, curry – I love them all. I’m so impressed with your culinary skills and versatility
Shrimp and pineapple together – intriguing. Looks beautiful!
i love pineapple curries! this looks great – i really wish i could come to your house for dinner every night!
that would be salty and soar thanks for sharing your recipe worth try