Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A recipe from Notebook magazine- easy and tasty. Easily made gluten-free provided the curry powder and fish sauce used are gluten-free too

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, halved lengthways, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped
  • 2 small red chilies, seeded, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons mild indian curry powder (gluten-free if required for diet)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (gluten-free if required for diet)
  • 750 g firm-fleshed white boneless fish fillets, cut into 6cm pieces
  • 750 g medium green king prawns, peeled, deveined, leaving tails intact
  • 300 g sugar snap peas, trimmed or 300 g snow peas
  • 12 cup Thai basil (use regular basil if Thai basil not available)
  • steamed jasmine rice and lime wedge, to serve


  1. Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, shallots and carrot and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add lemongrass, chillies and curry powder and cook for 3 minutes or until fragrant.
  4. Add coconut milk, 1 cup water and fish sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add fish and simmer gently, partially covered, for 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in prawns and peas and simmer gently, partially covered, for 2 minutes or until seafood is tender.
  7. Serve scattered with basil leaves, with steamed rice and lime wedges.
Most Helpful

I liked this. Of all the Asian cuisines, I am most unfamiliar with Vietnamese food. This turned out to be a nice change of pace from the usual Thai, Japanese, and Korean food I make. The flavor wasn't as strong as I expected, so I added more fish sauce. I also would've liked to have used more lemongrass, or tossed in some kafir lime leaves near the end. Overall, quite good- thanks for sharing! [Made and reviewed for BEST OF 2012]

rpgaymer February 26, 2013

This was delicious, and I will make it again! I didn't know what to expect because I've never used curry powder before ~ I sorta winged the lemongrass amount, because my lemongrass came in a tube! I left out the fish, and made it with shrimp only, and added some water chestnuts. I loved the finish with the lime juice and basil ~ Tagged for Auzzie Recipe Swap #71.- December 2012.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle December 29, 2012