This is everything I love about eating! Hot, sour, spicy, fragrant and the added bonus of PRAWNS!! I don’t just say this, but I think I could live on this and nothing else! I enjoy cooking and eating it so much 

This recipe will serve a couple of people a really tasty meal 


1 ltr of Good chicken stock 

1 red hot chilli (leave the seeds in!! I’m watching)!

1 teaspoon of brown sugar (palm sugar is best if you can get it)

The juice of 2 limes 

The stalk of one lemon grass finely chopped 

A good splash of fish sauce 

150g of fresh shiitake mushrooms (or chestnut mushrooms)

4 lime leaves 

200g of raw, peeled tiger prawns 

Bunch of fresh coriander 

A couple of spring onions finely chopped 


1. In a pan bring the chicken stock to the simmer 

2. Add all the other ingredients (but not the prawns)

3. Gently simmer for 6-8 minutes 

4. Carefully add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes NO LONGER OR YOUR PRAWNS WILL BE RUBBERY 

5. Serve immediately into warm bowls and garnish with the coriander and spring onions 

You’ll absolutely love this dish I guarantee you!! 


Written by Jon Fell

Head Chef Rosehill Theatre, Chef on the Simply Good Food TV app, run a Seafood Cookery Class at Peter Sidwell Cookery School, Newspaper food columnist

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