• 1 pack of raw prawns
  • Thumb sized piece of fresh galangal, grated or crushed
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger, finely chopped or crushed, or 1tsp of dried ginger powder
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped or crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 0.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • Few grinding of black pepper


  • STEP 1
    Mix together galangal, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, sesame oil and a teaspoon of the lime juice to form a paste.
  • STEP 2
    Add raw prawns to the paste and coat. Leave to marinade for 15 mins.
  • STEP 3
    Heat up some more olive oil in a small frying pan, then add the prawns, scraping out most of the mixture.
  • STEP 4
    When cooked (prawns have become pink) tip the prawns onto a warmed plate, and return the pan to the heat. Add the juice of half a lime to the mixing bowl, swirling around to mix with any remaining paste. Tip all into the pan and cook for a minute. Pour the delicious oily juice over the top of the prawns and serve.

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