A firm favourite

Before I started this challenge, in our house we probably had 3 or 4 trusted recipes that we would fall back on – either because we were short of time, money or imagination!

Nigella Lawson (Nigella Express), red prawn and mango curry is one of our long term favourites. Tastes complicated and the ingredient list might sound diverse for an easy meal, but once you have everything you need, it’s just a matter of throwing everything into a pan at varying times.

It’s a very warming dish, and it can be as hot or as mild as you like (just vary the amount of red Thai curry paste you use). The combination of sweet potato, prawns and mango (which I used from a tub rather than fresh for my sins…) and a creamy coconut milk sauce with the tang of lime juice is a good way to end any day.

Even my brother, who can be fussy with new food, likes this one…

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