As I was wandering in the supermarket this afternoon, packets of plump pomelo lining up in the chiller caught my attention. Immediately, I thought of pomelo prawn salad and that would be the starter for tonight’s dinner. Never mind that we are having french for mains. A bit of fusion will not hurt. Right? 🙂
This salad is SUPERB, it has a medley of flavours and textures that work so so well together. I can have this every single day and will not feel guilty at all! Just like any other Thai salad, it has to be consumed immediately after it’s tossed to ensure its freshness. Well, this definitely can be done. No one can resist this tangy citrus salad, can you? It is relatively easy to whip up this impressive salad. Once all the ingredients are prepared, it is just merely tossing them all together.
Pomelo Prawns Salad
12 medium prawns, shelled and cooked
5 pomelo wedges
4 shallots, finely sliced
1-2 bird’s eye chili, finely sliced
2 stalks lemongrass (tender white part), finely sliced
Handful coriander, chopped
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sugar
Handful roasted peanuts, chopped
Deep fried shallots
1. Cook prawns in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Make sure do not overcook the prawns. Drain and set aside.
2. Combine the seasoning in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a big bowl, toss all the ingredients and seasoning together. Give the salad a good mix.
4. Chilled for a few minutes and serve immediately.
The recipe is based on my own estimations. Please feel free to alter it 🙂