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Spicy Thai prawn salad

Spicy Thai Prawn Salad.

Based on prawn salad made in Thailand with the spicy and sour flavors of chili and lime mixed with the delicious sweet taste of fresh prawns, crunchy cabbage, sesame seeds and toasted peanuts.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


  • 500 grams prawns
  • 200 grams cabbage
  • 250 grams cherry tomatoes
  • 200 grams cucumber (1 medium sized fruit)
  • 8 grams coriander leaves (1/2 cup)
  • 10 grams basil (1/2 cup)
  • 10 grams mint (1/3 cup)
  • 40 grams peanuts
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Thai Dressing

  • 1 stick lemon grass thinly cut
  • 75 ml lime juice (1/3 cup) 3 limes squeezed
  • 10 ml fish sauce (2 tsp)
  • 30 ml soy sauce (1 tbsp)
  • 15 ml peanut oil (1 tbsp)
  • 3 chilies


Chop the vegetables

  • cut cherry tomatoes in half
  • thinly slice two cucumbers and cut the slices in half
  • chop the cabbage

Prepare the herbs

  • Remove the stalks and roughly chop the basil, coriander leaves and mint leaves

Roast the peanuts

  • crush the peanuts with a rolling pin or back of a spoon
  • roast the peanuts in a pan (oven also works)

Fry the prawns

  • clean prawns by removing heads, tails, legs, shells and devein
  • fry prawns on medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side in garlic butter (until pink)
  • Cut half of the fried prawns into quarters and keep half of the prawns whole

Prepare salad dressing

  • Prepare the dressing by mixing the following dressing ingredients through shaking in a jar with a well sealed lid; lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, peanut oil, chilies, lemon grass

Make the Thai prawn salad

  • Add prawns, prepared vegetables, herbs, roasted peanuts to a large salad bowl, sprinkle with salad dressing and toss
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