Spicy prawns with peanuts and bell pepper
  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • 500 grams big prawns
  • salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, in small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped or chopped spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • For the dressing
  • 2 tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon either sweet chilisauce or hot chilisauce [I like it hot]
  • 2 cloves of garlic, squeezed
  • 2 Spanish red or green peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of basil, chopped
  1. 1 Roast the peanuts in a skillet with a bit of oil until golden, drain and sprinkle with salt
  2. 2 Mix the ingredients for the dressing
  3. 3 Boil the prawns for a very short time in slightly salted water
  4. 4 Cool them off in ice water and drain well
  5. 5 Mix the prawns with the dressing and put them on a plate
  6. 6 Decorate with the bell pepper cubes and peanuts and sprinkle the chives or onions over it.
This dish was inspired by the cat in the window of the angling shop, my love for roasted peanuts and the fact that I was on my way to buy Thai fish sauce. The outcome was a quick and easy salad.