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Grilled prawns with tamarind, coconut rice and watermelon

Salty, sweet and sour, these grilled prawns with tamarind make a perfect match for the coconut rice and juicy watermelon in this recipe.
William Meppem

Salty, sweet and sour, these prawns make a perfect match for the juicy watermelon.


Coconut rice



1.For coconut rice, combine ingredients, 200ml water and ¾ tsp sea salt in a saucepan, bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, then, without uncovering, leave to steam for 5 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat, add prawns, shallot, garlic and lemongrass and stir-fry until prawns start to colour (about 1 minute). Combine sugar, fish sauce, tamarind and 125ml water, taste and adjust so mixture is a balance of sweet, sour and salty. Add to wok and stir-fry to reduce sauce a little (2-3 minutes). Stir in coriander and garlic chives, serve on coconut rice and top with watermelon, Thai basil, extra coriander, fried shallots and lime wedges.

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