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Prawns Steamed in Banana Leaves

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“Delicious Thai recipe - if banana leaves aren't available then you could use baking paper or aluminium foil.”
4 parcels

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the chillies, ginger, spring onion and lemon grass in a food processor and process until the mixture forms a paste (or grind in a mortar and pestle).
  2. Put the mixture in a bowl and stir in the sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, sesame seeds and coriander.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add the prawns and toss to coat them.
  5. Cover and refridgerate for about 2 hours.
  6. Soak the banana leaves in boiling water for 3 minutes to soften them.
  7. Drain and then pat them dry.
  8. Cut the banana leaves (or baking paper or foil) into 18cm/7" squares.
  9. Divide the prawn mixture into eight.
  10. Place each portion onto a banana leaf.
  11. Fold the leaf up to enclose the mixture and then secure with a bamboo skewer.
  12. Cook the parcels in a steamer over simmering water for 8-10 minutes.

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