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Hot and sour Indonesian prawns


  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 2 fresh red chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 24-30 raw tiger prawns, shelled and deveined
  • squeeze of lemon or lime juice
  • fresh coriander


Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the oil and when it is very hot, add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and stir fry for 3 mins.

Add cumin and ground coriander and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the fish sauce, sugar and prawns and stir fry for 2 mins. Add lemon juice turn heat down and simmer for a few mins or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve immediately.

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