Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Gung Chae Nam Pla กุ้งแชน้ำปล่า Thai Marinated Raw Prawns
If you are a fan of raw fish, this one is for you!!! A very simple dish that one can whip up in minutes and what a better way to taste the fresh prawns?? The first time I had this was using freshly caught prawns in Sukhothai, heaven!!! You'll need to get the freshest prawns you can lay your hands on and never use frozen peeled prawns as they have no taste at all. I served this with duck salad and son in-law eggs and plenty of steam rice.
P.S great dish as it is to have with some nice chilled beer!!
serves 4 as part of a Thai meal
500g of fresh prawns, peeled and butterflied
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 bird chilies, chopped
1 shallot, chopped (I ran out :( )
dash of fish sauce
juice of half a lime
Arrange butterflied prawns neatly on a plate
Drizzle fish sauce and lime juice, sprinkle chopped chilies and garlic over it and leave it in the fridge for 10 minutes
sprinkle mint over just before serving.