Muscle-building prawn curry recipe

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Who knew that Men's Fitness offered recipes too? This recipe will help you loose weight and gain muscle, according to the magazine.  Curry is fabulous for achieving your 5-a-day and the seasoning provides fantastic flavor without adding extra fat.  You can substitute the prawns for another meat or veg depending on your tastes.

15 fresh prawns without skin
2 small onions, chopped  
2 carrots, chopped
1-2 medium green peppers, chopped  
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped  
1 tbsp olive oil  
1 clove garlic, sliced  
½  lemongrass stick  
1 small piece of ginger, grated  
2 green chillies, de-seeded and sliced  
1tbsp medium curry powder  
½ tsp ground turmeric  
6-7 leaves fresh coriander (cilantro) 
oyster sauce  
½ tsp cayenne pepper  
vegetable stock  
100ml coconut milk  
250g brown rice 

1.  Heat the olive oil in a pan.
2.  Add the onions and carrots and cook gently for five minutes. 
3.  Add the tomatoes, green peppers, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper and chillies and mix.
4.  Add the oyster sauce, vegetable stock, curry powder, turmeric and coconut milk.
5.  Simmer for 12-15 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
6.  Cook the rice according to the instructions, drain and reserve the water. 
7.  Use the rice water to blanch the prawns (with added lemongrass) for three to four minutes.
8.  Add the prawns and coriander to the sauce and serve.

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