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Green banana curry and prawn and mango ceviche

PUBLISHED: 10:30 03 March 2011

Green Banana Curry

Green Banana Curry

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Here are two Fairtrade recipes to try..

Prawn and Mango Ceviche.

GREEN BANANA CURRY

(Serves 4)

5 green (under-ripe) Fairtrade bananas, peeled

2-3tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, finely sliced

1tbsp curry paste, such as tikka

400ml coconut milk

Salt and freshly ground Fairtrade black pepper

3tbsp chopped fresh coriander to garnish

Slice the banana into 2.5cm slices. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the banana slices, until slightly browned on each side.

Set the fried bananas aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper.

Add the onion to the pan and cook it for 10 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally.

Return the banana slices to the pan and stir in the curry paste.

Add half the coconut milk and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes over a low heat, then add the seasoning.

Pour in the remaining coconut milk and let the mixture simmer until it thickens and the bananas break down a little.

Garnish with coriander and serve immediately with cooked Fairtrade basmati rice.

Tip: You could also garnish this with wedges of Fairtrade lime.

PRAWN AND MANGO CEVICHE

(Serves 4)

12 raw peeled prawns, diced

2tbsp coriander leaf, whole

1tbsp shredded mint

1 Fairtrade avocado, peeled, stoned and diced

½ cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced

1 Fairtrade mango, peeled, stoned and diced

3 spring onions, sliced

1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced

For the dressing:

3tbsp Fairtrade lime juice

1½ tbsp Thai fish sauce

1tbsp caster sugar

3tbsp thick coconut milk

Combine the prawns with the dressing and allow them to marinate for 20 minutes. Combine the remaining salad ingredients with the prawns.

Serve in a Martini glass or on baby gem salad leaves.

Tip: You can garnish this recipe with chopped coriander.



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