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12 x green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact

565 ml coconut milk

1 x coriander (cilantro) root, washed and scraped

1 Tbls lemongrass, finely chopped

1 tspn sambal oelek (fresh ground chilli)

1 x long red chilli, cut in half

3 x cm. piece galangal, thinly sliced

1 tbls fish sauce

4 x kaffir lime leaves, rubbed

1 tspn fresh lime juice

1/3 cup coriander leaves, to garnish

1 tbls fried shallots, for garnish



1. Place coconut milk, coriander root, lemongrass, sambal oelek, chilli, galangal, fish sauce and lime leaves in a medium saucepan on low heat. Bring to a low simmer and infuse for 4-5 minutes, gently stirring occasionally. Add prawns and simmer for a further 5-7 minutes or until prawns are cooked through.

2. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Season with lime juice. Add more fish sauce if desired. Garnish with coriander leaves and fried shallots. Serve immediately

This dish was so delicious. I ate this in Thailand while we were on holidays.