It’s National Curry Week, and I teamed up with Unite Students to whip together a simple 15 minute curry in a hurry.

Introducing: Prawn To Be Wild

Now, I must admit – I crowd sourced ideas to name this recipe with my friends and there were some cracking suggestions. They were too good not to mention so here’s some of my favourites:

Prawna Colada


Prawn Again

Bounty Shrimp

Prawn Star

Prawn Connery

Grains Over Prawn

Curry Fisher

Shellfish Bastard

Downton Crabbie

The Aprawntice

Pimp My Shrimp

We landed with Prawn To Be Wild, but if you think you’ve got a better idea – leave me a comment below.

If you’re keen to cook up this curry, here’s the list of ingredients and the method is in the video above.


  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 packet frozen prawns, or even better go for 250g of fresh prawns – any size.
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 inch ginger (peeled)
  • 1 fresh chilli pepper
  • Small bunch fresh coriander 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lime
  • Basmati rice (75g per person)
  • Knob of butter (optional)

Happy cooking!