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Prawns in Coconut Milk and Coriander


Prawns in Coconut Milk and Coriander

Prawns in Coconut Milk and Coriander



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Jumbo prawns simmered in coconut milk, coconut water and a fragrant green paste. Served with steamed rice.


  • For the paste:

    1 green chilli

    2 kafir lime leaves

    1 Tbsp lemongrass, chopped

    1 knob ginger

    6-7 cloves garlic

    A bunch of coriander

    6-7 leaves basil

    2 Tbsp coconut water

    For the prawns:

    1 tsp oil

    1 spring onion, sliced

    1 Tbsp honey

    1 tsp fish sauce

    1/2 cup coconut milk

    1/2 cup coconut water

    4-5 jumbo prawns

    Juice of 1/2 lemon

    Fresh coriander, chopped

    1 Tbsp cream


For the paste:

In a processor blend together all the paste ingredients. Keep aside.

For the prawns:

In a pan heat oil. Saute spring onions.

Add the paste, honey and fish sauce and the prawns. Let it cook.

Add the coconut milk and coconut water. Let it simmer.

Add lime juice and cream.

Garnish with coriander and serve with steamed rice.

Key Ingredients: green chillies, kaffir lime, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, coriander leaves, basil, coconut water, vegetable oil, spring onion, honey, fish sauce, coconut milk, prawns, lemon juice, cream