Prawn, crab & lemongrass skewers with dipping sauce


300g frozen cooked and peeled prawns, defrosted
100g white crab meat
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp Bart Infusions Galangal Paste
1 Cooks’ Ingredients Red Thai Chilli, chopped
2 salad onions, roughly chopped
¼ x 25g pack Thai Basil, roughly chopped, plus extra for garnish
1 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Egg
1 tbsp cornflour
4 lemongrass stalks, halved lengthways

3 tbsp DeSiam Nam Jim Kai
1 tbsp light soy sauce


1. Pat the prawns on kitchen paper to remove any excess water and place in a food processor with the crab meat, garlic, galangal, chilli, salad onions, Thai basil, egg, cornflour and seasoning. Pulse to give a coarse paste. Divide into
8 and gently press onto the halved lemongrass stalks to make a 9cm sausage shape. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, mix together the dipping sauce ingredients and set aside.

3. Cover the exposed lemongrass stalks with a little foil, then place the skewers on a grill pan under a preheated grill for 9-10 minutes, turning once until golden and cooked throughout. Serve with the dipping sauce and extra chopped Thai basil leaves. 

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes chilling
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes + 30 minutes chilling

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 629kJ
Fat 2.2g
Saturated Fat 0.6g
Carbohydrate 12.5g
Sugars 7g
Protein 19.7g
Salt 2.5g
Fibre 0.7g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Apr 13 10:06:00 BST 2017.