Saturday, 30 April 2011

Spicy Tiger Prawn and Tomato...what? I was hungry ok?

Spicy Tiger Prawn and Tomato Soup

I've had the prawns in the freezer for ages and couldn't decide what to do with them. This is what i came up with. Turned out way beyond my expectations. I meant to take a photo but this happened before i could.

Serves 2. Or me when hungry.

1tbsp Olive Oil
1 Large onion diced
3 Large cloves of garlic thinly sliced
2tsp Paprika
1tsp heaped Garam Masala
1tsp dried thyme
1tsp dried chilli flakes
200-250g Tiger Prawns (frozen)
3-4 Ripe Vine Tomatoes seeded and diced
400ml chicken stock (hot)
1tbsp tomato puree
Fresh basil finely chopped (thai basil even better of you've got it)

Soften the onion on a medium/low heat and season with salt and pepper. Just as the onion starts to brown, turn the heat right down and add the chilli, garam masala, paprika and thyme. Fry for two minutes and then add the garlic and fry gently for a further minute. Turn back up to a medium heat and add the prawns. Stir thoroughly to coat them in the onions and spices. As they start to colour add the tomatoes. Fry for 3 minutes, stirring regularly, until the prawns are almost cooked. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil then turn down to a low heat. Stir in the tomato puree and the basil and simmer for a minute or two to let the flavours combine. Serve with whatever you like.