Prawns in Tamarind Sauce (Tom Cang Rim Me)

What's not to love about these delicious and gorgeous looking giant prawns with blue legs. Yup, their legs are of rich dark blue, thus Vietnamese call these "blue giant prawns", and rightly so. Cooking these are just so simple. I'm going after the sweet, salty, sour and spicy... my holy "Four S's" :) I hope you'll enjoy this crazy easy recipe


RECIPE FOR 4 servings

8 prawns, thawed out
1/2 cup of minced white onion
5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tbs of tamarind sauce
4 tbs of fish sauce
4 tbs of oyster sauce
1 tbs of sugar
1-2 tbs of crispy chili in oil
1/2 cup of coco water
Olive oil for cooking
Fresh ground black pepper
A bed of watercress, slices of red and yellow bell pepper, and tomato

Add a little oil to hot pan. Then add in onion and garlic to saute for a few mins until fragrant. Add in the oyster sauce and then tamarind sauce. Cook for about 3-4 mins then add in fish sauce and a little sugar to your taste. Add in all the prawns. Cook them about 4 mins per side. Add in a little coco water when the sauce seems to dry up. Add in crispy chili and oil. Turn off the heat and let the prawns cool for a couple of mins before plating on veggie platter.

Enjoy with steamed rice or without.