Thai Prawn And Pineapple Curry, "Kaeng Khua Saparot"

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This I have to make yet. Found it at the sight. A quote from them "The pineapple adds a touch of tart sweetness to this dish. It has a rich creamy texture, and a red coloration that is an attractive complement to the shrimp. If you want to be a little fancy you can serve it in pineapple skin bowls." In place of palm sugar you can use Brown sugar!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, devein, and behead the shrimp, leaving only the small tail shells on.
  2. Drop two tomatoes into boiling water for about a minute, then remove to cold water, peel, quarter, discard the seed pulp, and chop the flesh.
  3. You want 2 tablespoons of chopped tomatoes.
  4. In a little oil in a medium hot wok, briefly saute the garlic and basil, removing it and reserving it when the aroma is fully developed.
  5. Cook the curry paste briefly to develop the aroma, then add half the coconut milk, the fish sauce, tomatoes, pineapple, lime juice and sugar.
  6. Stir to combine fully.
  7. Add the prawns and cook until they turn slightly pink and opaque.
  8. Add the remainder of the coconut milk, the lime leaves and slivered chili, at the same time returning the sauted garlic and basil to the pan.
  9. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with steamed Thai jasmine rice.
Most Helpful

We love thai food and this recipe very much!
I used fresh pineapple, thai-basil and only a pinch sugar. DELICIOUS! Thanks for this recipe

awalde April 02, 2011

i have made similar recipes, the coconut milk, sambal olek, fish sauce and lime are the standard ingredients but the pineapple is a nice addition, adds a hint of sweetness. i only used a pinch of sugar and found that to be enough. nice easy dinner

chia May 28, 2003

I would give this 6 stars if i could!! wow, I made my own red curry paste to add to this recipe. Such a great balance of flavors. I didnt change much to the recipe other than added a bit more red curry paste because I like to have it hot. Thank you

Gem's June 14, 2011