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    King Prawns in Swahili Sauce

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    MarraMamba's Note:

    Mike Robinson's African recipe for king prawns in an aromatic coconut milk sauce and coriander rice Easy to make

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    1. 1
      Place the washed basmati in a heavy-based medium saucepan. Add the juice of 3 limes, the chopped coriander stalks, 400ml coconut milk and salt to taste. Add just enough water to make the liquid in the pan come level with the rice.
    2. 2
      Bring the rice to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Cover tightly, remove from direct heat and set aside for 15 minutes by which time the liquid will be absorbed and the rice cooked through.
    3. 3
      Toss the prawns with the remaining lime juice and set aside to marinate briefly.
    4. 4
      Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the lemon grass, ginger, garlic, shallot, chillies, garam masala and turmeric and fry, stirring often, until the shallot has softened.
    5. 5
      Add the remaining coconut milk and the plum tomatoes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Increase the heat and add the king prawns. Cook for a further 2 minutes, turning the prawns to ensure even cooking.
    7. 7
      Serve the prawns with the coriander rice, garnished with the coriander leaves.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 07, 2009


      I loved the curry it was just wonderful...spicy, tart, tangy and delicious. My dh didn't like the rice, otherwise I would have given 5*'s for this tasty dish. It was very quick and easy to make and I will definitely make again, but serve on jasmine please my picky dh...Thanks for sharing Marra.

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    Nutritional Facts for King Prawns in Swahili Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (406 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 752.7
    Calories from Fat 352
    Total Fat 39.1 g
    Saturated Fat 29.8 g
    Cholesterol 17.6 mg
    Sodium 112.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 93.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 14.3 g

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