Choo Chee Prawns – LEAH ITSINES

These Choo Chee Prawns are incredibly delicious and extremely easy to make! Not trying to brag but.. I might just be turning you into your very own Masterchef with this one! 


  • 16 fresh prawns (king prawns)
  • 300ml coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoons chilli paste 
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 large chilli, sliced into long pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 spring onion stalk, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a lime juiced


  1. Heat olive oil in a deep hot pot. 
  2. Fry garlic, onion and chilli in the pot for 2 minutes or until onions become translucent.
  3. Boil coconut milk in the pot for 4 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Add red curry paste and chilli paste and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Add fish sauce, sugar and kaffir lime leaves and lime juice and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  6. Add prawns for 2 minutes or until fully cooked through. Remove kaffir lime leaves and stir well.
  7. Turn heat off ands add basil leaves.
  8. Serve with rice.

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