Thai Green Curry Prawns


I lived above a Thai restaurant for a year in Sydney and they made the best green curry I've ever tasted. I was a regular customer and they even loaned me plates and bowls. I managed to persuade the chef to let me know how he made the curry. I've adapted it slightly to bring down the heat but it's still got a nice kick to it. Apparently the paste will keep in the fridge for up to 4 months! Serve immediately over fluffy jasmine rice.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 green chile peppers, chopped

  • 3 stalks lemon grass, minced

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 lime, zested

  • 2 tablespoons corn oil

  • ¼ cup corn oil

  • ½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 (7 ounce) can baby corn, drained

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • ¾ pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp (30-40 per pound)


  1. Place cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic, green chile peppers, lemon grass, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and 2 tablespoons of corn oil in a food processor. Blend to a smooth, thick paste. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1/4 cup of corn oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir green beans and baby corn for about 30 seconds. Stir in the paste, soy sauce, and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, then add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 3 to 5 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, stir in some water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
43g Fat
19g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 56%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 76mg 382%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 759mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.