Food for Thought; Iced Prawn Curry

Every family has those recipes that were passed down right?  Iced Prawn Curry is mine from my mum.


It sounds a little strange but in essence its a cold, creamy, mayonnaise based mild prawn curry.  And it is delicious!

Being at home I have access to the recipe book again.  Being sensible I have taken a picture and decided to blog about it!

Iced Prawn Curry


400g freshwater prawns
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
25g butter
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp Branston Pickle (or similar)
2 tsp mild curry powder
Dash Tabasco
2 tbsp cream
3 tbsp of mayonnaise
Juice of 1/2 lemon

How to do it

1.  Melt the butter and fry off the onion on a low heat for 5 minutes

2.  Stir through the flour, salt, sugar, pickle, curry powder and tin of tomatoes.  Bring to the boil.

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3.  Turn heat down and simmer for 30 minutes

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4.  Leave to cool completely and blitz with a handheld food processor until smooth.

5.  Add the cream and lemon juice, stir.

6.  Add half the mayonnaise and taste.  If you want it creamier keep adding mayo.  I personally like mine relatively mayo like so I add at least 3 tbsps.

7.  Add the prawns, stir through and serve with crusty bread

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