Prawn Skewers with Coriander, Lime and Palm Sugar
Marinate these for an hour or a day. it doesn't matter. Do them ahead or time . They take 4 minutes to cook. For best results buy green prawns and peel yourself. This recipe uses spoon sizes and doesn't matter what country you are in.
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: Seafood
Serves: 20
Cook these on the BBQ or in a fry pan. Use this recipe for each kg of prawns .
  • 1 kg of Prawns ( approx 20)
  • 2 Tablespoons of finely grated or crushed FRESH ginger
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper ( I used Kampot pepper but freshly crushed is best)
  • ½ bunch of washed coriander chopped very fine ( including roots, stems and leaves )
  • 1 Tablespoon Palm sugar ( fine grate)
  • Zest of 1 lime very finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic optional ( not too much)
  1. Mix the finely chopped or grated Palm sugar with 1 tablespoon of hot water in a small container and stir till it dissolves (or as much as possible)
  2. Add the ginger, (garlic) , zest, pepper, fish sauce, oil and coriander and stir well.
  3. Slot the prawns onto skewers starting at the tails and working up to where the heads were. This type of skewer makes them look great and allows 1 prawn per person each skewer.
  4. Lay the prawns in a container and pour over the marinate rubbing onto the skewers. Leave to marinate.
  5. Cook the prawns for 1 minutes or till starting to turn opaque before turning and over till just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes
  6. Serve with extra coriander and limes to squeeze
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