Chilli & Tomato Prawns With Secret Tom Yum Sauce.

Chilli & Tomato Prawns With Secret Tom Yum Sauce.

I call is ‘secret’ because Tom Yum is my new found secret ingredient for this recipe and adds a whole new dimension to this classic dish. Just a teaspoonful mixed in with some water and white wine gives a really rich, satisfying, hot and sour flavour. Waitrose sell a really  good authentic brand but I’m sure you can find similar. In case you don’t know – Tom Yum is a delicious Thai broth that is savoury, spicy and sour.

It’s easy enough:

  • finely chopped a shallot, red chilli and a couple of garlic cloves
  • gently fry these for 2-3 mins
  • add a glass of white wine, a cup of water, a chopped fresh tomato or two
  • stir in a teaspoon or so of magic secret ingredient ‘Tom Yum Soup Paste’
  • give it all a good stir bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins
  • throw in a handful of raw king prawns (I keep a bag in the freezer and just chuck them in frozen)
  • when the prawns go pink, add a good handful of chopped parsley and coriander and the juice of half a lemon

Deal done.

You don’t have to use prawns – go with whatever you fancy or have in the larder like thin chicken strips, cubes of monkfish tail, even just some thinly sliced fresh veg would be great.

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