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Prawns ( Shrimp ) in Lime Coconut Sauce

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“From the cookbook The Essential Asian Cookbook.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Spread the coconut on an oven tray and toast it in a slow (150c) oven until it's dark golden, shaking the tray occasionally. Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the talis intact.
  2. Place the shrimp paste on a small piece of foil, fold one side over, then fold it into a parcel. Cook the parcel under a hot grill (broiler) for 2 minutes each side.
  3. Combine the coconut milk and water in a wok or frying pan and cook over medium heat until just boiling. Add the lemon grass, lime leaves and chilli; reduce the heat and simmer for 7 minutes. Add the shrimp paste, tamarind, fish sauce and sugar and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Add the prawns to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes or until they turn pink. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut, lime shreds then serve with steamed rice.

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