Pounded Prawn Bites


Try stopping at one of these delicate prawn morsels!

Prep time:30 mins

Cook time:5 mins

Makes: 24


  • 500g shelled raw prawns
  • 15g palm sugar, grated
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, finely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Five Tastes Penang Curry Paste
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil


Step 1

Place prawns in mortar and pestle and pound until minced (or alternatively mince in a food processor). Transfer to a mixing bowl and add sugar, coconut, kaffir lime leaf, Five Tastes Curry Paste and ginger. Mix well.

Step 2

Using a tablespoon of mixture for each, press around a bamboo cocktail stick to form an oval shape. Repeat to make approximately 24.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non stick frypan over medium-low heat. Cook 6-8 sticks at a time for 5 minutes, turning regularly until golden on all sides and cooked through. Keep warm while cooking the remaining ones.

Step 4

Serve with a dipping sauce or lime aioli.

Tasty Tip!

To make a lime aioli, simply finely grate lime zest into a good quality mayonnaise or store bought garlic aioli and add a little lime juice to thin to a dipping sauce consistency.

Pounded Prawn Bites
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