This dish works beautifully with a) ready-cooked prawns or b) raw/green prawns. The method differs slightly but the ingredients remain the same.
1kg of Fresh Prawns (peeled, with tails intact)
Juice of 2 limes
1 clove of garlic (finely sliced)
1 small red chilli (more if you like it spicy!) – finely sliced
1/4 cup coriander leaves (chives or mint can work too)
4 kaffir lime leaves (stem removed – VERY finely sliced)
5cm piece of ginger (peeled and grated)
1 tablespoon of palm sugar (chopped)
1 stem of lemongrass (bruised & then finely sliced)
Secret ingredient – 125ml of Neil Perry Fresh – Soy & Chilli Dressing*
Add lime juice, garlic, chilli, lime leaves, ginger, palm sugar & lemongrass to the Soy & Chilli Dressing. Then:
a) Serve immediately with coriander for garnish (for pre-cooked prawns) OR
b) Cook on the barbecue for a couple of minutes on each side, garnish and serve (for raw/green prawns)
Prawns can be served ‘as is’ but are particularly good with a mango & avocado salad – EMAIL ME if you would like the recipe.
Recipe supplied by Cabin Fever Cook™
*This dressing can be found in the fruit and vegetable section of most Woolworths stores. It is a well balanced and conveniently packaged option that will save you having to transport and store several liquid ingredients. I like to tip half the bottle into a smaller container and leave it at home in the fridge for another time. On the day I want to make the prawns I chop and add my fresh ingredients to the bottled dressing and give it a shake. It really brings the beautiful fresh prawns to life!