Curried sprouts with spicy prawns recipe

It’s the run up to Christmas which means SPROUTS! Love them or hate them odds are you’re going to be cooking them. But what will you do with the leftovers I hear you say? Fear not, I have a fantastic and delicious way to turn sprouts into a really quick and tasty meal. So nice in fact, we’ve had it for dinner twice already, and it’s only November. Sprouts are not just for Christmas, people!

Raw tiger prawns (you could use cooked-but raw are better)
2 packets of pre-cooked rice (I used uncle Ben’s golden vegetable)
Knob of butter
Glug of olive oil
Splash of sweet chilli sauce
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional-I take a portion out for Rose and then add the chilli)
Bunch coriander

You will also need a large frying pan and a griddle-if you don’t have a griddle you could do the prawns under the grill or in a seperate frying pan.

Turn your griddle on so it gets nice and hot. Put your prawns into a bowl and add a little olive oil and a good splash of sweet chilli sauce, set aside for later. Peel your sprouts and slice thinly.

Next, put your knob of butter in the frying pan and add a little olive oil to prevent it burning. Add your sprouts and cook for a few minutes to soften, if you’ve sliced them thinly enough it won’t take long. Now add your turmeric, curry powder and mustard seeds. Cook out the spices for 30 seconds and then add your packets of rice, if it gets dry at this point add some water to it-around 50ml should be enough.

Start putting your prawns on to the griddle- they will only take a couple of minutes max on each side to turn from grey to pink. On a side note, if you try out cooking prawns from raw you won’t go back to the precooked ones-cooking from raw is so much tastier and the texture’s nicer too.
Lastly add your prawns to the sprouts and rice along with a squeeze of lime and the coriander. We take the whole dish to the table and all dig in. It really is delicious.
I’d love to hear your ways of using up left over sprouts too, so comment below!

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  • Martyn Kitney

    Written on 8th February 2015


    Another great recipe that we’ll try. We can’t have prawns so in this house because of allergies but am thinking some fish alternative would work just as well. Will let you know how we get on . But Definitely another way of introducing and using sprouts

    • Amy

      Written on 11th February 2015


      Thank you my dear! I would try this, the sprouts are not at all sprouty! It really is lovely x

  • The List #66 – Mr and Mrs T Plus Three

    Written on 11th December 2015


    […] This week Aby is linking 15 Christmas Cupcakes For Kids and her Week Four #LittleFierceOnes Round-up.  I am linking up What’s happening with Mr & Mrs T Plus Three and my recipe for Curried sprouts and spicy prawns.   […]

  • Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies

    Written on 11th December 2015


    Oooh this looks right up my street! I love sprouts – why does everyone else seem to hate them :( #TheList

  • Silly Mummy

    Written on 11th December 2015


    Ooh – I love sprouts & this sounds so nice! I think I may try it! #TheList

  • Random Musings

    Written on 12th December 2015


    I’m not a fan of sprouts, but done like this, they actually sound pretty good! Maybe an idea for boxing day :) Thanks for hosting #TheList

  • Hazel Newhouse

    Written on 13th December 2015


    I LOVE putting left over sprouts in Bubble & Squeak… with a generous dollop of wholegrain mustard. Winter warming food at it’s finest *drools* x

  • Suchitra @ for Mummy Baby

    Written on 16th December 2015


    I love sprouts and will have to try out your recipe! Being a vegetarian, I’m going to leave out the prawns, but I’m sure it will taste great! I have made curried sprouts before, but never thought of having those with rice! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    Written on 17th December 2015


    If I could choose – I would have curry every day! I love the sound of this. My boy is not too keen on spouts yet – he doesn’t know what he is missing! haha :)

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