Fragrant Thai Prawn and Lychee Salad

Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a lovely fragrant salad, perfect for those laid back summer lunches with a lovely glass of crisp chardonnay. The original recipe was featured on a fishing TV show here in Australia called "Creek to Coast". If you are not able to source fresh kaffir lime leaves you can substitute it with the zest of 1/2 a small fresh lime, also if you can not source fresh Vietnamese mint regular mint can be used just as successfully.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix all the first 6 ingredients together in a small jar for the dressing and then set aside whilst you prepare the balance of the recipe.
  2. Salad:.
  3. Peel the prawns and then set aside in the refrigerator.
  4. Deseed the capsicum and cut into large thin strips.
  5. Slice the fresh lemongrass finely.
  6. Roughly tear the washed watercress.
  7. Roughly chop the mint (leaves only).
  8. Drain the lychee and roughly tear.
  9. Fry the shallots.
  10. Gently toss together all the salad ingredients except the fried shallots.
  11. Pour over the prepared dressing, retoss gently and top with fried shallots just before serving.

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