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Monday, September 1, 2014

Coconut Mango Prawns

Amazing Thai Coconut Mango Shrimp!  Get the recipe at Lavende & Lemonade

I have a soft spot for Thai food.  Its the perfect blend of sweet and savory, spicy and creamy, nutty and citrus...simply happiness in a plate.  It is perfectly adapted to the heat of summer, and can be simple to prepare.


The secret ingredient to make this taste authentic is Fish Sauce.  It can be found in most any Asian market, and a bottle is a good investment.  A couple of dollars will buy enough to last a year.

I also happen to have a Kefir Lime tree, so I love to use its leaves in South Asian recipes for a little more authenticity.  That being said, you could easily replace it with a sprig of Thai Basil, or leave it out, and still have a very tasty meal.

This recipe definitely hits the spot on a summer evening!

Ingredients:

1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
4 kefir lime leaves, sliced into strips (completely optional)

1 jalapeno pepper, or 2 dry chili peppers 
1 tsp fresh ginger (today I've used 1 tsp ginger paste and it worked great too)

1 tsp fish sauce

1 can coconut milk
1 mango, cut into cubes
1 cup chopped spinach

1 lb small uncooked shrimp

Directions:

Saute the onion over medium heat with a splash of olive oil (or coconut oil, if you have some on hand) until they start to become transparent, 5-10 minutes.  Add the garlic, kefir leaves, peppers, ginger, and fish sauce.  

Amazing Thai Coconut Mango Shrimp!  Get the recipe at Lavende & Lemonade

Once the onions are transparent, add the coconut milk, mango, and spinach.  Today I've used frozen spinach because that is what we happened to have, but fresh spinach works great too.  Simmer together for another 6 minutes or so.  About 10 minutes before serving, add the shrimp and heat until they're cooked through.

Amazing Thai Coconut Mango Shrimp!  Get the recipe at Lavende & Lemonade

Serve over rice (I like to use Jasmine rice for anything Thai), and serve with lemon or lime slices for an extra little punch of flavor.

Amazing Thai Coconut Mango Shrimp!  Get the recipe at Lavende & Lemonade


Enjoy!

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42 comments:

  1. I have never had Thai food and never really had the chance to have it. If someone made me a dish like this I would most likely gobble it up.

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  2. Ooh, I love Thai food. My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Thailand and took a Thai cooking class which gave us lots of great recipes like this one!

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  3. I'm quite a picky eater and have never tried Thai. I can see you enjoy cooking and making this,

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  4. We love Thai food and I cook it pretty often. This looks like a great recipe. Thanks

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  5. I love Thai food too. This looks really amazing

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  6. I have never tried Thai food before but this sounds good. I may have to try it.

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  7. This reminds me of Thai Cuisine, Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian and Filipino as well. Taste must be great. I love coconut milk infused with prawns and seafood.

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  8. We've never made prawns before but this dish looks like we might make our first soon! Thank you for the recipe!

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  9. I am not a fan of seafood but this looks like something my husband would like!

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    1. You can very easily swap out the prawns for chicken or firm tofu and it works great!

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  10. That looks so good. I have never had prawns before.

    Michelle F.

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  11. This looks good and sound good but I don't like shrimp so I will try this with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  12. I don't like shrimp but a lot of my family does. This will be a good recipe to keep for a day when I cook for them!

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  13. I'm not into shrimp but some of my family do. I will be sure to pass on the recipe so they can try it. =)

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  14. I love thai food, too. Looks like a great recipe.

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  15. Yum! I love just about any recipe with Shrimp in it. That looks soooo good.

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  16. Oh wow! I've never had shrimp like this, but I'm definitely going to try this recipe out soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I now know what we are having for dinner tonight!! My husband will love you! Thanks for the recipe.

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  18. This looks very delicious and light.

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  19. I like the heat kick you've added to this recipe. It looks and sounds good.

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  20. That looks delicious. I am going to have to pick up the ingredients for this and make it soon!

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  21. These sound so amazing, def a recipe I'll have to try out!

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  22. That dish just made me hungry. I love shrimp so I'll need to try this recipe.

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  23. I love anything that includes coconut! It looks so delicious!

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  24. the mixture of coconut and mango sounds tangy and yummy

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  25. I have never made a dish with mango in it, but I would try this one out. I love mango!

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  26. My husband would love this - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  27. Love coconut rice recipes! great photo!

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  28. I would eat this up but hubby doesn't do Thai food! Maybe I can make it for a lunch recipe just for me lol

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  29. I am not into coconut that has intense flavor, but my mother would like this recipe. I'll past this along to her.

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  30. My, my, my. You most certainly did make one heck of an appetizing dish.

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  31. Sounds amazing! I love both coconut milk and prawns. Just never had them together in a dish like that. Must try it!

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  32. Ive never tried prawns - but this looks yummy!

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  33. I love Thai food and have enjoyed it on numerous occasions. When my brother and family visited us last summer, we went to a local Thai place and had a fantastic meal. This dish is delicious. ;-)

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  34. hmm I have never heard of this, I think my husband would really like it!

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  35. Looks good. I never really tried but anything prawns - then I'm good to go, haha!

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  36. Oh, yum! I just had Thai for lunch- green curry and a papaya salad. I love Thai food and have been to Thailand to feast several times. My favorite has to be masaman curry or this amazing buttery coconut red snapper dish (I don't remember the Thai name) served over a bed of fresh veggies. You've got to top it all of with an icy Singha of course :)

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    1. Oh yum! Green curry and papaya salad is my FAV...and always what I order the first time at a new Thai restaurant. The snapper dish sounds amazing, especially with a Singa! :)

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  37. coconut mango prawns looks yumm... thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  38. I tried it and it was delicious!! Thank you!!!

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