This unique and delicious starter will delight and impress your guests at your next dinner party.


  • 150gr cooked duck meat, shredded

  • 100gr prawn meat, chopped

  • 1 cup palm sugar, shaved

  • ½ cup fish sauce

  • 1 cup fried shallots

  • 3 tablespoons chopped peanuts

  • 2 large red chillies, seeded and sliced

  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced

  • Small amount of coriander, chopped

  • 1 lemongrass stalk, white part only finely chopped

  • 3 peeled shallots, finely sliced

  • 10 watermelon squares

  • Paste

  • 5 coriander roots, chopped

  • 5 garlic cloves

  • 15 white peppercorns


  • 1.

    To make the paste: In a wok fry of the paste ingredients in a little oil until fragrant. Add the fish sauce and the palm sugar and continue to cook while stirring until the mixture caramelizes and goes thick. Add the prawns and stir until cooked then add the kaffir, lemongrass, shallot, coriander and the fried shallots. Add the duck and stir for around a minute.

  • 2.

    Place mixture in a bowl and allow to cool in the refrigerator. When cool spoon on to the watermelon squares and serve

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (20 servings)

  • Energy 415kj
  • Fat Total 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Protein 11g
  • Carbohydrate 97g
  • Sugar 79g
  • Sodium 1156mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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