Prawns in Tamarind Glaze on a Coconut Shell

Serving in the coconut shell makes a great presentation!

Serves 4

You will need:

2 coconuts
12 to 15 prawns
salt, to taste
1⁄2  cup tamarind paste
1⁄2  cup coconut milk

  1. With the help of a hammer, break coconuts in half. (You can also ask for them to be cut when you buy them.)
  2. Peel prawns and clean them. Leave the little tail for presentation.
  3. Boil water and add salt.
  4. Cook the prawns in boiling water for 3–4 minutes.
  5. Chill in cold water.
  6. Place the tamarind paste and coconut milk in a pan and bring to a boil.
  7. Mix in the prawns and glaze them. Serve in a fresh coconut bowl.


Styling by Matthew Robbins + Photography by Alexandra Grablewski