Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 320g frozen green uncooked prawns , shelled and deveined to give

  2. 185g-200g raw prawn meat

  3. 2 small spring onions , chopped

  4. 1 fresh red chillies , chopped

  5. 1 cloves garlic , chopped

  6. 1 tsp cornflour

  7. freshly ground black pepper

  8. 1-2 tbsp fresh lime juice

  9. 1-2 tsp fish sauce

  10. vegetable oil spray

  11. 4 stalks of lemongrass

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place the prawn meat in a food processor with the chopped spring onions, chilli and garlic. Add the cornflour and several grinds of black pepper. Pulse to a paste, adding the fish sauce and lime juice gradually, and adding only just enough liquid that the prawn mixture forms into a ball rather like a wet pastry. Remove the blade from the machine and knead the mixture a little in the bowl using your hands to bring it together.

  2. Divide the prawn mixture into four balls. Shape each ball around the base of a lemongrass stalk.

  3. Heat a ridged griddle or frying pan and spray with vegetable oil. When you can see a light haze rising from the pan, add the satay sticks and cook over a moderate heat, turning occasionally, until the prawn mixture is browned on each side. Alternatively, cook under an overhead grill or on a barbecue. Serve hot, with a sweet chilli dipping sauce if desired.


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