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a very simple fragrant king prawn curry.

Aren't super simple recipes just the best? Especially when the results taste like you've been toiling away in the kitchen forever. Yes, I do love to spend hours on my macarons carefully sieving ingredients and piping like a perfectionist. And somehow I don't mind spending hours making homemade pasta, or labouring over sushi rolls. But sometimes, it's just marvellous to have those midweek meals you can whip in moments.

You may have already heard of the Very Lazy range; I've certainly been a long time fan of the chopped red chillies (perfect with pasta or avocado toast). Not being a fan of extreme spice and only cooking for small numbers means fresh chillies can be wasted. Plus, you can avoid those post-chopping-chillies eyes.

And so, the Very Lazy team sent me some of their latest products to try out. Of course, I wanted to make the easiest (and yet still Instagram-able) recipe which showcases their flavoursome range. This very quick and simple fragrant king prawn curry is ready in around fifteen minutes, yep fifteen! 

Because sometimes, it's rather lovely to be lazy.

Shopping list.(Serves two)
120g fragrant white basmati rice
150g raw king prawns (cooked and peeled are also fine if you prefer)
2 tsp Very Lazy garlic paste
2 tsp Very Lazy chilli paste
1 tsp Very Lazy ginger paste
1 tsp Very Lazy lemongrass paste
400ml tin of coconut milk (low fat can be used here)
50g cherry tomatoes, halved
Two of your favourite colour peppers, de-seeded and sliced
Fresh lime and basil leaves to garnish

Step one. Add the rice to a saucepan with boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes on a medium heat.

Step two. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, pan fry your king prawns for 3-5 minutes in the pastes.

Step three. Add in the peppers, tomatoes and coconut milk to the prawns and continue to cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step four. When your rice is ready, drain and bring together with the king prawn curry. Garnish with lime and basil. 

Ta da - food in a flash!

Have you tried the Very Lazy range? What are your favourite recipes with them?

In collaboration with Very Lazy


  1. Haha you're dead right this is one instagrammable dish! When I saw it on my feed I was absolutely drooling. This is the kind of dish I could make for myself when Jon's working late. I already use lazy garlic so why not lazy ginger and chilli too! Great recipe :)

  2. I don't eat prawns but this gorgeous looking curry could easily be vegetarianised! I love that it's so quick and easy - perfect when I'm running late but need to get dinner on the table by 6 o'clock.

  3. I love how simple this dish is! Prawn curry is a favorite of mine, so I'll definitely give your quick & easy version a try!