Closest I Get

It’s been awhile since I last did Triple Play (y’know, one ingredient three ways..) but I didn’t buy enough of prawns to do any of the recipes justice. So for now, I’m pretty contented with two-way prawns.

Grilled Prawn with Cilantro, Lime and Peanuts

This is a simple grilled prawn, sprinkled with honey, lime and fish sauce mixture before finally tossed with chopped cilantro and toasted peanuts. I love this. The flavor reminds me what I love about Vietnamese, Thai or Cambodian cuisine. H doesn’t dig the sauce though, something about fish sauce that’s holding him back. He adores the Tamarind Prawn but not this one. Oh well, more for me!

GRILLED PRAWNS WITH CILANTRO, LIME AND TOASTED PEANUTS
(adapted from Martha Stewart)
serve 2-4

Sauce:
juice of half a lime

zest of 1 lime
1 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp honey

Abt 220 gr (8oz) prawns, deshelled, deveined, tails on
2 tsp oil
Salt
Ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp peanuts, chopped and toasted

  • In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, lime zest and honey. Whisk until the honey is diluted before adding the fish sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Season the prawns lightly with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat up the grill, add the oil and carefully grill the prawns on both sides until pink and firm to the touch.
  • Transfer the prawns to serving plate, dribble with the sauce. Add in the peanuts and cilantro, toss well and serve immediately.
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