Prawns with Chayote in Turmeric Sauce Recipe

Prawns with Chayote in Turmeric Sauce Recipes

Ingredients :

1-2 chayote or 2-3 courgettes

2 fresh red chillies, seeded

1 onion, quartered

1/4 in fresh galangal, peeled

1 lemon grass stem, lower 2 inch sliced, top bruised

1 inch fresh turmeric, peeled

1 cup water

lemon juice

14 fl oz can coconut milk

1lb cooked, peeled prawns


red chilli shreds, to garnish (optional)

boiled rice, to serve

Method :

Peel the chayotes, remove the seeds and cut into strips. If using courgettes, cut into 2 inch strips. Grind the fresh red chilies, onion, sliced galangal, sliced lemon grass and the fresh turmeric to a paste in a food processor or with a pestle and mortar. Add the water to the paste mixture, with a squeeze of lemon juice and salt to taste.

Pour into a pan. Add the top of the lemon grass stem. Bring to the boil and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the chayote or courgette pieces and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in the prawns and cook gently for 2-3 minutes. Remove the lemon grass stem. Garnish with shreds or chili, if using, and serve with rice.

Serves 4

Galangal, red chilies and turmeric add distinctive hot and spicy flavor to this tasty Indonesian dish.

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