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Prawns with lemon grass and chilli

I love prawns and this dish has a subtle lime flavour which is tantalizingly fresh on the palate.


  • 500 g large green prawns

  • 1 tabs peanut oil

  • 1 teas green curry paste

  • 2 tabs thinly sliced lemon grass

  • 1-2 medium red chillis, chopped finely with seeds removed

  • 3 teas fish sauce

  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, shredded (soak in hot water for an hour before shredding)

  • 1 teas grated lime zest

  • 1 teas sugar

  • 2 tabs coconut milk


  • 1.

    Peel the prawns and devein, leaving the tails on.

  • 2.

    Heat the oil in a wok and add the curry paste. Cook for a few seconds.

  • 3.

    Add the prawns, lemon grass, chillies, fish sauce, lime leaves, zest, sugar and coconut milk.

  • 4.

    Simmer gently until prawns are just cooked through. Do not overcook.


Garnish with fresh kaffir lime leaves. Serve with rice. These prawns are not meant to be swimming in sauce but rather coated in the sauce.

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Posted by Ross36Report
waw that looks very delicios cose i like prawns and chilly i will have to try your recipie
Posted by jackicamReport