Prawn and Pomelo Salad

Prawn and Pomelo Salad


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This is a refreshing prawns and pomelo salad with a Thai influenced dressing. My friends are always asking for the recipe.


Serves: 4 

  • Dressing
  • 1 big red dried chilli, toasted
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • Salad
  • 1/2 pomelo, segmented with no pith
  • 100g prawns, steamed and sliced thinly
  • 30g toasted coconut
  • 40g peanuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 shallots, sliced thin and fried until crispy
  • 1 big red chilli, sliced
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, julienned
  • 5 sprigs coriander, diced

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Dressing: Pound the chilli, shallots and garlic in a mortar until a smooth paste is formed.
  2. Transfer to a small saucepan with the palm sugar, fish sauce and tamarind juice.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced to a thick liquid. Cool.
  4. Salad: In a bowl toss together the pomelo, prawns and dressing.
  5. Add the coconut, peanuts and fried shallots. Mix well.
  6. Garnish with the red chilli, lime leaf and coriander. Serve.

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