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Healthy, delicious prawn recipe

Thank you all for your kind words and support. They have motivated to write another blog today – this time an aromatic Vietnamese prawns meal. One of my personal favourites!! I can’t remember where I originally sourced the recipe, but it is quick and simple. The standing time in the fridge allows you time to get the rest of the meal done.

Ingredients:

30mls sunflower oil

1 cup coconut milk

2 teaspoons fish sauce (Nam Pla)

Fresh lime juice (to taste)

24 raw, large tiger prawns, peeled and deveined

Marinade mix

1 red onion, finely chopped

1cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated

1 piece lemon grass, cut finely (remove hardest outer layer first)

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1/2 fresh chilli deseeded and finely chopped (how hot do you like it? adjust accordingly)

Pinch of saffron

1/2 teaspoon dry coriander powder

To Taste add at end:

Good grind of black pepper

Pinch salt

Method:

1. Place the marinade mix in a pot (large enough for the prawns too,) and add the sunflower oil to it.

2. Add the cleaned prawns and toss well to coat.

3. Cover and stand in a fridge for an hour.

4. Remove the prawns to a bowl and bring marinade mix very gently to the boil.

5. Add the coconut milk and stir while you gently simmer for a minute or two

6. Add the prawns back to the pot and cook through on medium heat – 3-4 minutes.

7. Add the salt, pepper, fish sauce and lime juice, tasting to adjust the quantities

7. Finally, serve on a bed of steaming jasmine or basmati rice and garnish with several sprigs of fresh coriander

Ohh, be prepared for compliments. This is a heady and fragrant dish popular with prawn lovers.

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