Prawn Salad (Pla Gung)
1 lb Prawn tails
3 c Water
2 tbs Lemon grass chop coarse
1 tbs Lime leaves chop coarse
1 tbs Coriander leaves chop coarse
2 tbs Lime juice
2 ts Palm sugar
1 ts Garlic chop fine
1 ts Ginger chop fine
1/2 ts Black pepper ground
1/2 c Green onions sliced
1/2 c Mint leaves
**This recipe can also be made with squid or scallops, or any combination of prawns,
squid and scallops. If using squid, use only the body tube. Slit the body and press
flat, score diagonally, and cut into 2 inch squares.
Bring water to a boil and add lemon grass, lime leaves and coriander. Boil for five minutes.
Drop in prawns and cook 1 minute. Remove and rinse under cold water.
Combine lime juice, palm sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper in a bowl. Mix to dissolve sugar.
Pour dressing over prawns and toss to coat. Add green onions and mint leaves, toss to mix.
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