Family Traits: Mum’s Lime and Coriander prawns

lime and coriander prawn recipe

So, I am trying to introduce more savory cooking to Sugar Thumb – firstly because all this baking is making me into a bit of a chubster and secondly because I cook a lot so it seems a waste not to photograph it all! I am trying to be a bit healthier, but have no fear… I will never cut baking out and the majority of posts will still have sweet treats in mind.Ā  I am going to start including some of my favourite meals from my childhood in a series called “Family Traits”. Many of which I will take from my mum, dad, grandmas and family friends… I hope it’s interesting and I think it will be a wonderful trip down memory lane for me!

My mother, Kala, has a real skill for throwing things together when she is busy and has little time to make something elaborate. And it still looks and tastes like a dream! This is one of her classic quick recipes – lemon and coriander prawns it takes about 15 minutes and its great to have in a wrap. It has a beautiful tang from the lemon and coriander which is smoothened by the use of butter instead of oil to fry the shallots in.

lime and coriander prawn recipe

Here are the ingredients you will need:

a thin slice of salted butter
1 shallot
2 cloves garlic
100g prawns (i usually use fresh raw ones, but i had frozen ones in the freezer – the fresh ones are better if you can afford them)
a handful of fresh coriander leaves
1 lime
half tbsp dried chilli flakes
Salt (to taste)

lemon and coriander prawn recipe

prawn recipe

coriander and lemon prawn recipe

coriander and lemon prawn recipe


The photos above should give a pretty good idea of how to cook this but here are the instructions:

1. Chop the shallots and place in a frying pan with the butter and cook until they begin to turn a bit golden

2. Add the garlic and the prawns

3. Chop the coriander and add in

4. Squeeze on the lime and mix in the salt and dried chilli flakes

5. Cook on a medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until the prawns are cooked through

How to eat – Heat up some wraps in the oven and spoon on the prawns – roll and eat!



coriander and lime prawn recipe


6 thoughts on “Family Traits: Mum’s Lime and Coriander prawns

  1. Your photos are so dreamy and beautiful. I’m happy to hear about the savoury dishes, as I’m mostly a savoury girl myself… just don’t change your name to the salty thumb šŸ˜‰ Acid does such wonderful things for prawn, and I’m sure this recipe is no exception! Sounds Thai-inspired.

  2. Gorgeous space you have here Trisha šŸ™‚ Ahhh and your photos are simply beauitful!

    Like you, I’m trying to cut back on the sweets in my diet but that means my blog gets neglected a bit these days! šŸ˜›

    • Hi Vivienne, Thanks for the kind words ! I love green cilantro and really hope you can find a solution – maybe write partially about healthy stuff? I’m going to eat sweet stuff at the weekends still and post about it šŸ˜€ x have a lovely week

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