Easy Red Thai Prawn Curry

I was sent this lovely gift basket from the people at Blue Dragon.   It was full of wonderful things; apron, pen, chopsticks, Coconut Milk, Red Thai Curry Paste and a few recipe cards.  Unfortunately, and this isn’t a complaint, but the ingredients didn’t match the recipe cards, so I had to ad-lib a bit and create my version of Red Thai Prawn Curry – Gaeng Phed Goong.  I’m not confident in the kitchen but the result was amazing and it only took about 20 minutes.   If I can do it anyone can.

Serves 3-4


  • 2 TBSP of oil
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into chunks
  • 2 TBSP of Blue Dragon Red Curry Paste
  • 400 ml of Blue Dragon Coconut Milk
  • 240g of King Prawns
  • ½ a lime
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Blue Dragon Coconut Cream


Heat the oil in a frying pan.  Add the peppers and sauté 3-5 minutes until soft.  Add the curry paste to the pan, mix and heat for about a minute and then add the coconut milk and bring to a low boil and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Then add the King Prawns and cook for another 5 minutes until pink and cooked through.

Finish by adding the lime juice and garnish with coriander and a swirl of Blue Dragon Coconut cream if you have any.  As you can see by the photos I didn’t.

We served it with basmati rice and naans.  Enjoy!











Beef Stew with Dumplings, Red Wine and Leeks

It’s taken me ages to work out a recipe for Beef Stew.  I like my stew thick and gloopy.  This one was gorgeous and hubby gave it an A ++.  I put it on a bit late so cooked it at high throughout but sure you could adjust the timings and cook it on low for 8-10 hours, just remember to put the leeks, carrots and dumplings 90 minutes before it finishes and turn to high.

Beef Stew with Dumplings, Red Wine and Leeks

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Slow Cooking
Author: Mediocre Mum
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Cook time:
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Serves: 4
  • 2 TBSP of oil (whatever you have at hand)
  • 500 g of stewing beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 TBSP of flour
  • 300ml of red wine
  • 300 ml of vegetable stock (would have used beef stock if I had any)
  • I TBSP of tomato puree
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 150 g of baby carrots trimmed, cut large ones in half
  • 1 large leek, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Dumplings:
  • If you’re so inclined you could make your own but I cheat and use Aunt Bessie’s which you will find in the freezer aisle near the chips!
  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the beef, season with salt and pepper and brown on all sides (approx 5 minutes). Add the onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or two. Sprinkle with the flour. Mix well for about a minute. Then gradually add the wine and stock. Simmer until it thickens. Then add the tomato puree and bay leaves.
  3. Transfer to slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours.
  4. minutes before it is finishes add the carrots and leaks and stir and place the dumplings on top. After about 45 minutes turn the dumplings.
  5. Enjoy!