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Stir Fried Australian Prawn Larb

Larb is a traditional Laotian dish, perfect and light for hot summers.

Stir fried Australian prawn larb
Prep Time30 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time35 mins


 2 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 kg peeled green Australian prawns cut into small pieces(or use 500g frozen Australian prawn meat cut into small pieces)
 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 ¼ cup chicken stock
 1 tsp sea salt
 1 tbsp white sugar
 1 tbsp fish sauce
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
 2 red eschalots, peeled and finely sliced
 ½ bunch mint, leaves picked and torn
 ½ bunch coriander leaves with some finely chopped stem
 ½ teaspoon chilli flakes, plus extra to serve if needed
 Baby cos leaves, fresh coriander and lime wedges, to serve
Roasted Rice
 1 tbsp jasmine rice


To make the roasted rice:

Place raw rice in pan and heat over medium heat. Shake pan constantly until rice is lightly golden, 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before grinding in mortar and pestle.

To make the Larb:

Heat oil in a wok over high heat and stir-fry the prawn meat for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through.


Add the garlic and cook an extra 20-30 seconds or so until it becomes fragrant, add the stock, salt and sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.


Fold through the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.


To serve, sprinkle roasted rice over the larb and serve with cos leaves, a lime wedge and extra chilli flakes if desired.

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