Tasty Fried Prawns

these were really good and very easy to make. here's the recipe...

...recipe from Ken Hom's Foolproof Thai Cookery
1 pound raw prawns, shelled and devained
flour, for dusting
1 pint vegetable oil, for frying

for the marinade
1 red chilli, chopped and seeded
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
3 tablespoons garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
3 tablespoons coriander stalks, chopped
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
50 ml canned coconut milk (2oz)
2 teaspoons water

Briefly process all the marinade ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Pour the marinade over the prawns and mix well. Chill for at least 2 hours.

Drain the marinade from the prawns, scraping off any bits; discard the marinade. Dust the prawns with flour, shaking off any excess.

Heat oil over high heat. When the oil is very hot and slightly smoking add a handful of prawns and fry for 3 minutes or until golden. Drain prawns well on paper towels. Serve immeadiately.


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