This recipe, from Lonely Planet book The World’s Best Bowl Food, serves 4 people
750ml fish or chicken stock
260g raw prawns
4 crushed garlic cloves
5 thinly sliced spring onions
2 lemongrass stalks, cut into 2.5cm slices
4 thin galangal slices
200g straw mushrooms
10 bird’s-eye chillis
3 Tbsp fish sauce
5 kaffir lime leaves
Juice from 1 lime
Slice the mushrooms and chillis lengthways.
Wash, peel and devein the prawns.
Bring the stock to the boil, then remove from heat.
Add the garlic, spring onions, lemongrass and galangal.
Add the straw mushrooms, chillis, fish sauce and lime leaves.
Return to the boil for a few minutes, then add the prawns, cooking until just done.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the lime juice, stir and serve.
Garnish with chopped coriander.
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