What I make when I can’t think of anything else to cook…

When I want something yummy and quick and easy/when I can’t think of anything to make/when I have to cook for someone else (usually for the first time), this is what I make…

Prawn & Noodle Curry

Start by making the paste by whizzing the following up in a food processor

A whole red or green chilli with the hat chopped off, but seeds still in there

A shallot or half a red onion

A thumb size piece of ginger

Some coriander

A stick of lemongrass

A glove of garlic

Some lime zest

A bit of oil (ideally sesame, otherwise vegetable will do)


Fry the paste for a few moments in a big wok. Then add some green veg of your choice (I like sticks of courgette, mange tout, pepper, green beans) and fry for a few minutes. Next add a tin of coconut milk and allow to simmer for about five minutes. Next add noodles and some prawns. Once the latter two are heated through stir in a tablespoon of fish sauce and the juice of a lime. Garnish with fresh coriander.


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