Spicy prawn salad Recipe is not tested
Author picture Thermomix in Australia
created: 2016/12/02 changed: 2017/03/10

  • thumbnail image 1

PDF to Print

Print recipe

Spicy prawn salad

Create a variant


4 portion(s)


  • 30 g raw unsalted peanuts
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, leaves only
  • 12 sprigs fresh coriander, leaves only
  • 5 fresh Kaffir lime leaves (cut into very thin slices)
  • 2-3 fresh red chillies, deseeded, if preferred, and cut into thin slices
  • 6 spring onions/shallots, cut into thin slices


  • 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 25 g palm sugar
  • 1 1/2 limes, juice only, to taste

Spicy prawns

  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass, cut into halves
  • 1 lemon, zested, no white pith and juiced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 2 pinches freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 raw peeled prawns, tails intact
  • 500 g water

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place peanuts into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 5. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place mint and coriander into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Transfer into a large serving bowl.
  3. Place all remaining salad ingredients into serving bowl and toss to combine, then set aside. Clean and dry mixing bowl.
  4. Dressing
  5. Place all dressing ingredients into mixing bowl and mix 15 sec/speed 7. Transfer into a bowl and set aside. Clean and dry mixing bowl.
  6. Spicy prawns
  7. Place lemongrass and lemon zest into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  8. Add lemon juice, chilli flakes, oil and pepper and mix 10 sec/speed 10. Transfer into a bowl. Add prawns to bowl and gently combine to coat. Set bowl aside.
  9. Place water into mixing bowl and heat 5 min/Varoma/speed 1. Place Varoma into position and divide prawns evenly between Varoma dish and tray. Secure Varoma lid and steam 3 min/Varoma/speed 1.
  10. Stir prawns with aid of spatula to ensure even cooking. Secure Varoma lid and steam for a further 3 min/Varoma/speed 1 or until prawns are just cooked (see Tips). Transfer into bowl with dressing and toss gently to coat.
  11. Add prawns to serving bowl with reserved salad and sprinkle with reserved peanuts just before serving.

Accessories you need



Steaming times for prawns will vary depending on the size of the prawns.

Recipe contributed by Brett McGregor.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

Other users also liked...


Add a comment
  • There are no comments at the moment.