• 2 cloves garlic

  • 4 coriander roots, roughly chopped

  • 6 wild green chillies, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 3 tablespoons tamarind water

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 8 cooked king prawns

  • 3 long green shallots, 2cm lengths

  • ½ small green pawpaw, finely sliced

  • ½ cup mint leaves

  • ½ cup Thai basil leaves

  • 6 red eschallots, finely sliced

  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

  • 2 long red chillies, de-seeded and finely sliced

  • 8 cherry tomatoes, in half


  • 1.

    To make the dressing, pound the garlic and coriander root together in a mortar and pestle.

  • 2.

    Add the chillies, salt and sugar and continue pounding to a fine paste.

  • 3.

    Add the tamarind and adjust the balance with the fish sauce.

  • 4.

    Put the prawns, shallots, pawpaw, herbs, eschallots, peanuts and chillies in a bowl and mix well.

  • 5.

    To serve, add the dressing and cherry tomatoes, toss together and serve.

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Posted by follyReport
The method statement uses coriander root. It's also stated as an ingredient.
Neil doesn't use it in his video.
Have you tried to pestle coriander root?
Doesn't work.
Posted by CS29Report
Where are the Prawns in this recipe? It says 8 cooked Kingfish many prawns do you need. I think there has been a mistake in the printing.
Posted by DarinkaReport
Love that salad Neil, you can come and cook for me any time babe
I couldn't live a life without a salad on my menu every day
Posted by AnnieReport
"8 cooked king prawns"
is what I can see

though I am reading it on the 12/3/2013