Recipe of the week: Grilled tiger prawns with passion fruit sake sauce served with Thai herb rice

The succulent and unique flavour of the Tiger Prawns combined with sweet shallots and sour passion fruit make this dish a sensation for all the senses; the perfect combination of sweet and sour. The dish takes about 20 minutes to create and is a great dish all year round. If you love being creative with flavours and have a real passion for Asian style cooking then this simple but delicious creation could be your new favourite dish that you will be making for some time to come.


2x 600g tiger prawns
3 tablespoons fresh passion fruit juice
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 teaspoon butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sake
½ teaspoon palm sugar
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon white wine


Tiger prawns

1. The tiger prawns are seasoned with salt, pepper, white wine and olive oil

2. Set pan to medium heat. Grill tiger prawns until they look scorched and then bake the tiger prawns in the oven for about 2-3 minutes, temperature 200-250°C until cooked.

Passion fruit sauce

1. Fry the shallots with the butter, followed by passion fruit juice. Then season with salt, pepper, sugar, simmer all the ingredients together, until you can taste sweet and sour. Then add a little sake; this will pull out the fragrance of the passion fruit sauce.

2. Finally, the tiger prawns are placed on the plate. Topped with passion fruit sake sauce and decorated with a little onion.

Serve with Thai herb rice.

Thank you to Groyjai Borbthong, Head Chef at the Chaam Restaurant at Sri Panwa for the recipe.

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