Chargrilled prawns with lemongrass, tomatoes and coconut

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Chargrilled prawns with lemongrass, tomatoes and coconut
Photo: Edwina Pickles

Ingredients

  • 10 large green (raw) king prawns
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 small lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, seeds removed and sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 red onion, very finely sliced
  • 6cm piece lemongrass, very finely sliced (white part only)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bird's eye chilli, very finely chopped
  • handful coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp fried shallots (sold at Asian food stores)
  • 1/2 cup shaved fresh coconut, toasted

Method

Combine prawns and vegetable oil in a bowl and toss to coat. Cook on a barbecue or chargrill over medium heat for about two minutes each side or until just cooked. Shell and devein. Combine cucumbers, onion, lemongrass, tomatoes, chilli, coriander and prawns in a large bowl. Combine palm sugar, lime juice and fish sauce in a small bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over salad and toss gently. Serve sprinkled with shallots and coconut.

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  • Main Ingredients - Shellfish
  • Cuisine - Vietnamese

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