According George Metaljan, author of The World's Healthiest Foods,100g of prawns contains our RDA of selenium and almost 75% of our RDA vitamin B12. Not only do prawns provide high levels of the antioxidant selenium, but research also shows that they provide this mineral in a way that is very highly absorbed. The antioxidants this dish provides will help boost your immunity and, according to DR Josh Axe, selenium even helps strengthen our body's defences against cancer. I've been cooking this delicious prawn curry for years now and I never tire of it. Not only is it delicious but it's also incredibly good for your immune system.

Ingredients prawn curry

Serves 4

  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tbsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 397g/12oz can coconut milk, stirred

  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

  • 450g/1lb uncooked prawns (shrimps)

For the cooling yoghurt sauce

  • 1 small pot yeovalley organic natural yoghurt

  • Parlsey

  • 1 Lemon

Method for prawn curry

  • In a bowl combine 300ml water with cayenne pepper, paprika, turmeric, garlic and ginger.

  • Grind coriander seeds and cumin seeds then add to the mixture.

  • Put spice mix in a pan and bring to simmer. Simmer for 10 mins until the sauce reduces and thickens.

  • Add coconut milk and salt and bring to a simmer.

  • Add prawns and simmer until they turn opaque.

  • Serve with rice as it is or add my cooling yoghurt sauce.

Method yoghurt sauce

For those who are dairy intolerant, for some natural probiotic yoghurt is ok to have. This is because the the good bacteria in the yoghurt eats the sugars in the dairy that can cause you problems. I am dairy intolerant, but I can have small amounts of natural yoghurt so this little sauce is a real treat.

  • Juice one lemon

  • Chop a little parsley (1 tbsp)

  • Add 1 tsp malden sea salt

  • Mix everything together

  • Dollop over the curry as it can be a little pokey and this cools it down! :)

I hope you enjoy this dish and all the amazing health benefits in the shrimps, spices and probiotic!

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