Christmas BBQ Spicy Prawn Salad

Ingredients

For the prawns

  • 24 prawns - shelled, deveined
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Lemon zest and juice of half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp oil

For the dressing

  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp palm sugar, grated
  • Juice of 1 lime - more if needed

For the salad

  • 4 shallots - finely sliced, placed in iced water to crisp
  • Good handful mint leaves, sliced
  • Good handful coriander, sliced
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, very finely sliced
  • 3 red chillies - less if you don't like it hot
  • Coarsely chopped peanuts to garnish

Method

For the prawns

Heat a large pan on high and add oil. When hot add the prawns, chilli and black pepper. Let the prawns cook on one side for about a minute before flipping them over. Add the zest and cook for 30 seconds followed by the lemon juice. Take pan off heat and let them rest until dressing is made.

For the dressing

Whisk together. Toss the hot cooked prawns into the bowl and combine. Then add remaining ingredients.

For the salad

Combine all ingredients into bowl with dressing and prawns, gently mix together. Sprinkle peanuts over the top.