Curries are hugely popular the world over so we thought it was about time we looked at one as part of our exclusive series of Pete Evans Paleo Way Recipes.

Aussie Pete is a TV star in his homeland as well as the USA and Europe and is a leading international advocate of paleo nutrition – a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting largely of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit whilst excluding dairy or cereal products and processed food.

Pete is also a strong advocate of healthy, active living and is a great ambassador for a fit and energised way of living. He and his Paleo Way team have been tireless in researching the benefits of paleo eating and spreading the message to the world.

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We are delighted that Pete has agreed to contribute to WatchFit and every two weeks we will be bringing you a mouthwatering and super nutritious paleo dish.

This week we bring you Pete’s Tomato and Prawn Curry

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Course: Main

Cuisine: Indian

Allergens: Shellfish, fish

Ingredients

– 800 g medium prawns

– ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

– 1 brown onion, finely diced

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 2 tablespoons coconut oil

– 1 x 400 g tin crushed tomatoes

– 250 ml (1 cup) water

– 3 teaspoons fish sauce

– 1 red long chilli, de-seeded and thinly sliced, add another chilli if you like your food spicy!

– 1 small handful coriander leaves, picked

– 1 small handful Thai basil leaves, picked

– 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

Method

Peel and devein (remove the main central vein) the prawns, keeping the tails intact and rinse under cold water. Set aside.

Heat a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat.

Add the oil, and once the oil is hot, add the turmeric, onions, and garlic.

Lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and water, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 10 minutes.

Stir in the fish sauce and chilli, then add the prawns and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until the prawns have cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Portion into serving bowls or plates, top with some fresh coriander and Thai basil leaves and serve with cauliflower rice or broccoli rice.

Both tomatoes and prawns have strong nutritional values. 

Prawns are a great source of high quality protein and deliver some of our most necessary vitamins and minerals. And the fact they are low in calories and high in good cholesterol just makes them an even better bet!

Given to the rest of the world by the Mayans, tomatoes are a vegetable (not a fruit as often thought) bursting with anitoxidant benefits. In fact they have more health benefiting compounds than popular fruit such as apples.

They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene and manganese. And when it comes to phytonutrients, tomatoes are as good as it gets!

Enjoy preparing and eating this superb dish and remember to look out for more twice monthly Pete Evans Paleo Way recipes here at WatchFit. 

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