Poached Prawns/Shrimp With Chilli Limes and Sugar

“Love prawns and chilli and this recipe looks good from Australian Good Food. Have not included marination time.”

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  1. Cook prawns in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes until just cooked and drain and then refresh in iced water and drain again.
  2. Peel prawns, leavig tail intact and remove veins.
  3. Using a mortar and pestle pound garlic, chilli and half of sugar until a coarse paste forms and then transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add lime or lemon juice, oil and fish sauce and mix to combine.
  5. Pour over prawns and toss to combine and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
  6. Place kaffir lime leaves and whole dried chillies in a small frying pan on high heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant and then cool.
  7. Transfer to a mortar, add remaining sugar and lemon rind and use a pestle to pound until roughly ground.
  8. Scatter over prawns to serve.

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