Tamarind Prawns

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main course
    • Difficulty


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By Ghillie Basan

Published 2019

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In parts of Sabah and Sarawak, the staple diet of some of the communities is centred around hunted meat, fish, jungle ferns, sago pearls which are boiled into a porridge consistency, and the plump sago grubs which are stir-fried. A good substitute for the grubs are snails – there are plenty of those prepped for the pot on the island of Barra – or prawns, which are much easier to find and prepare. Ginger and tangy tamarind are the key notes in this dish which balance well with the fruit and