School Prawns Wok Tossed In Shrimp Paste: Tom Kho Danh

Recipe courtesy Luke Nguyen
Show: Luke Nguyen's Vietnam Episode: Ninh Binh
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 10 1/2 ounces/300 g small tiger prawns, heads and legs trimmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced red shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 chiles, finely sliced
  • 4 spring onions, sliced into 1 1/2-inch/ 4 cm lengths
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
      • Marinade
      • 1 tablespoon sugar
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      Directions

      In a hot wok, add the prawns and stir fry until prawns begin to change colour.

      Add garlic, red shallots, pepper, shrimp paste, chile and spring onions and stir fry for a further minute.

      Garnish with coriander (cilantro) and chile.
      For the marinade:
      In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, fish sauce, and chile powder and marinate the prawns for 20 minutes.
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