5-minute prawn curry

Let’s face it, looking after toddler twins and making daily home-cooked meals can be perceived as a challenge. For all the dishes which I cannot prepare ahead I tend to stick to 5-to-10-minute-preparation-time recipes

This 5-minute prawn curry takes 5 minutes to prepare and to cook all together so this is clearly a winner here! The crème fraîche makes it irresistibly silky and the sultanas add a sweet note the children love. We eat it with plain white rice, as the creamy sauce seasons it all.  

As you may have already noted from some other recipes I posted like la tarte au thon -tuna tart- or les endives au jambon – ham wrapped endive gratin – crème fraîche is a key ingredient in French cuisine. It is so versatile. I personally always use it in its low fat version as it is less rich yet still as creamy.

Actually, we tend to use crème fraîche so much that most French people think of carbonara pasta with crème fraîche instead of the traditional eggs mixture. I have to admit that I love both the genuine Italian version and the French one 🙂

Anyway… everything in moderation as we say… all of this is making me feel sooo hungry again!!!

Bon appétit!

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5-minute prawn curry
Serves 4
Cook Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
  1. 300g prawns
  2. 2 teaspoons curry powder
  3. 30g sultanas
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 15cl half fat crème fraîche
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
  2. Put the prawns in the olive oil, sprinkling the curry powder on top.
  3. Cook/Warm up the prawns thoroughly.
  4. Once the prawns are cooked, add the crème fraîche and the sulnatas, combining everything with a wooden spoon.
  5. Serve when warm.
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  1. Katie Bryson May 1, 2014 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Wow this is the quickest curry recipe i’ve ever seen – amazing! I am definitely going to try this. I adore creme fraiche for cooking with – it’s so smooth and creamy without being too over the top. Thanks so much for hooking up with April’s Speedy Suppers 🙂 xxxx P.S I love the styling!!!

    • Croque-Maman May 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you Katie. Such a fab concept your Speedy Suppers 🙂

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  3. Corina May 5, 2014 at 12:35 am - Reply

    This sounds lovely and easy. I will have to try it for my picky toddler.

    • Croque-Maman May 23, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Give it a try. You’ll love it too!

  4. Californian Mum in London May 15, 2015 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Ooh this looks delicious. My daughter would love it!

    • Croque-Maman May 16, 2015 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 Bon appetit!

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