Monday, February 11, 2008

Mieke's Prawns Sihanoukville

Mieke and I also met in Jakarta, we worked together for a while at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Mieke is now in Colombo, Sri Lanka with her very cool husband Guy and daughter Ted and has started up a new venture called KOOII working with Sri Lankan artists. That's Mieke and Ted in the photo and this is Mieke's recipe for Prawns Sihanoukville (or prawns Cambodia style):

You will need:
  • Sea salt

  • Bay leaf

  • Large prawns in shell

  • Lime

  • Ground black pepper
  1. Boil water with sea salt and a bay leaf. Add large prawns in shell.

  2. Make dressing: squeeze lime, grind fresh black pepper, add sea salt and mix.

  3. After prawns turn pink, drain them, wrap them in a tea towel, put this packet in a strainer and cover with ice cubes.

  4. When cool, serve as appetizer - let guests shell their own prawns and dip them in the sauce.

That's Mieke's fish monger in the photo. Looks like quite the character.

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