Thai cooks are masters in blending spices and seasonings in such a way that the individual flavours are quite discernible but the ensemble has its own special taste. In matters coconut, Thai chefs have learned how to use this unusual condiment in many ways and to excellent effect, as in this recipe. The prawns are marinated in the rich coconut milk and absorb a flavour-enhancing dimension. The other seasonings delight the palate as well. This is a delicious centrepiece for any meal.