Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prawn Curry

I love a good Curry, not too hot but with a certain heat.This Prawn Curry is mellowed with the help of coconut milk and yoghurt.


800 gr. peeled Prawns
1 small can diced tomatoes
1/2 lemon
1 stick cinnamon
2 tablespoon Peanut oil
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 red chili
1 tablespoon curcuma
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 handful fresh coriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 small piece ginger
2 garlic cloves
1 small onion
1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar


150g natural yoghurt
1/2 tin coconut milk or paste


Mix curcuma, ground coriander, cumin and chili powder in a bowl.
Peel the ginger
and grate in the bowl as well.
Peel the garlic and press through a garlic crusher.
Stir in
5 tablespoons of water to create a paste.

Peel onion and chili pepper and chop into small pieces.
Heat oil in
a pan fry them shortly, then add the paste and sauté 1 minute. After that, add the tomatoes, juice of half a lemon, cinnamon stick and curry.

Season with some salt.
cook on low heat for about 30 minutes, then add
the sugar and coconut milk.
Cook for further 5 minutes.

Sauté shrimp for several minutes and add before serving in the curry.

Finally add yoghurt, stir and serve.
Sprinkle with grated lemon peel and coriander.

Do not forget to remove the cinnamon stick!

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