Prawns Steamed in Banana Leaves

Recipe by Fairy Nuff
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 parcels
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the chillies, ginger, spring onion and lemon grass in a food processor and process until the mixture forms a paste (or grind in a mortar and pestle).
  • Put the mixture in a bowl and stir in the sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, sesame seeds and coriander.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the prawns and toss to coat them.
  • Cover and refridgerate for about 2 hours.
  • Soak the banana leaves in boiling water for 3 minutes to soften them.
  • Drain and then pat them dry.
  • Cut the banana leaves (or baking paper or foil) into 18cm/7" squares.
  • Divide the prawn mixture into eight.
  • Place each portion onto a banana leaf.
  • Fold the leaf up to enclose the mixture and then secure with a bamboo skewer.
  • Cook the parcels in a steamer over simmering water for 8-10 minutes.
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