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Tropical Prawns Marinated In Native Spice With Kiwi Chili Sauce


  • Prawns

  • 1 kg large Prawn but head & tail on, deveined

  • 4 crushed Horopito leaves

  • 1 teaspoon dried kawakawa leaf

  • 100 ml lime scented avocado oil

  • 100 ml garlic scented avocado oil

  • 5 Cloves Garlic

  • 6 fresh lime leaves

  • 2 Limes juiced

  • 2 teaspoons quality sea salt

  • Black pepper

  • Sauce

  • 2 cups caster sugar

  • 0.5 cup Water

  • 3 Kiwi Fruit firm and slightly under ripe

  • 3 large mild Red chilli's

  • 1 small knob of Ginger

  • 3 Cloves Garlic

  • Small bunch Coriander

  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce

  • 2 Limes juiced


  • Prawns:

  • 1.

    Marinate prawns in avocado oils, garlic, lime leaves, lime juice and NZ spices for at least 1 hr. Season then char grill or pan fry, remove excess marinate before cooking

  • Sauce:

  • 1.

    Place kiwi, de-seeded chilli, ginger, garlic in a food processor and blend.

  • 2.

    Add the sugar and water to a thick-bottomed saucepan on a high heat. It will bubble and begin to change colour. When it is golden work quickly as the caramel will continue cooking (take care it is very hot!)

  • 3.

    Pour the caramel on to the chilli mix while blending, finish with the fish sauce, limejuice and coriander.

  • 4.

    Serve the prawns on a banana leaf or five-finger leaf (NZ) with lashing of chilli sauce and 1/2 limes.

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Posted by Elaine57Report
Have tried this and it was Verrrry nice, I'll Be having it again.