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Garlic Cilantro Prawn Skewers
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Serves 4 (Makes 14 Skewers)
1 small package of bamboo skewers
28 large prawns
10 kafir lime leaves (substitute 1 tablespoon grated lime peel)
14 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cuts of 2 inch lemongrass stalk, pounded to soften
Juice of 3/4 lime
2 tablespoons fish sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
Soak 14 skewers in water to avoid burning during grilling or roasting. If you intend to serve the prawns without skewers, then you can skip this step.
Peel and devein the prawns; place them in a large bowl. Wash and rinse the kafir lime leaves.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in the bowl with the prawns; allow to marinate for 20 to 30 minutes. Preheat oven to high broil.
Slide 2 prawns into tight curls on each skewer. Place skewers on a non-stick bake sheet; save the remaining marinade. Broil for 2 minutes until bright pink; take the baking sheet out, turn the prawns over and broil for another 2 minutes until bright pink as well.
Bring the remaining marinade to a gentle boil and allow to simmer for 2 minutes, then pour into a small dipping sauce dish. Arrange skewers on a serving platter with dipping sauce on the side.
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