Sunday, February 03, 2008

Thai Sea Food Blog : Today recipe and tips "Phrik Khing Kung Yang"

Phrik Khing Kung Yang
( Spicy Baked Prawns )

Thai Sea Food Blog : Ingredients
- 4 medium-sized spiny-clawed prawns
- 2 tsp. ground dried shrimp
- 3 tbsp. kaeng-phet chilli paste
- 6 green beans
- 1 tbsp. palm sugar
- 1 tbsp. very thin slices of kaffir lime leaf
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 3/4 cup cooking oil

kaeng-phet chilli paste
If you wish to make the chilli paste yourself, place
- 5 spur chillies
- 4 shallots, finely chopped
- 10 small cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp. finely chopped galangal
- 1 tsp. finely chopped lemon grass
- 1/2 tsp. finely sliced kaffir lime rind
- 1 tsp. finely sliced coriander root
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. shrimp paste
in a mortar and pound until ground and mixed thoroughly.

Thai Sea Food Blog : Preparation
1. Wash the prawns. Cut off the feelers and the spines on the head, slit open down the back, peel the shell from the tail, leaving the tail fan attached, remove the vein, and make a series of cuts across the underside so the tail can be laid out straight.
2. Lay the prawns next to each other on an oven-proof dish and bake in a 350 F. oven until the shells redden.
3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry the chilli paste until fragrant. Then, add the fish sauce, palm sugar, and dried shrimp and fry about a minute. When the mixture has the right sweet and salty taste, spoon it over the prawns tails.
4. Wash the green beans and cut off the ends. In a clean frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil. When hot, add the beans, and fry.
5. Arrange the fried beans with the prawns and serve.

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