- 20 large cooked prawns
There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…
- 2 large cucumber
- small bunch coriander
- 1 large red chilli, halved, deseeded and cut into large pieces
- 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
- 1 lime, juice only
The same shape, but smaller than…
- handful roasted cashews or peanuts, crushed
The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…
Cut each prawn in half lengthways, removing the vein that runs down the back. Using a vegetable peeler, strip the cucumber of all its skin and discard, then continue to peel away long strips of the cucumber flesh until you reach the seeds. Chop the coriander and mix with the cucumber strips and prawns.
Make the dressing in a pestle and mortar by pounding together the chilli and sugar into a paste. Add the fish sauce and lime juice to the paste, and stir well. Pour over the salad just before serving, with the nuts sprinkled on top.