Friday, May 25, 2007

Prawns and Green Mango Salad

I couldn't resist buying the really fresh Basil I saw in the market and bought home a bunch. They were selling live prawns too so I bought 250g of them. I went back and dug my fridge for other ingredients to make this salad. I find it's quite nice.

I asked my guinea pig husband to try it and he went silent. It turned out he was just silently enjoying it. *snigger*

1 serving only

  • 2 - 3 Lettuce Leaves, shredded
  • 1/2 Green Mango, shredded
  • 1 sprig Coriander aka Cilantro, chopped in sections
  • 25 Basil Leaves
  • 2 shallot, sliced thinly
  • 6 Prawns
  • 1/2 cup chopped Peanuts and Sesame Seed


  • Juice of 4 Limes
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Fine Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sesame Seed Oil

How to do it:

  1. Mix ingredients for dressing till sugar melts and set aside.
  2. Blanch prawns till 90% cooked but 100% cooked if not using live prawns.
  3. Shell the prawns and sliced it into half.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a bowl, put in the lettuce, basil, coriander, shallot, mango and prawns.
  6. Pour in the dressing and scatter peanuts and sesame seeds over.
  7. Serve immediately.
  • Add 2 cut chili padi to have a spicy taste.
  • If you prefer the dressing to be more sour, reduce sugar or add in more lime juice.
  • Nice to have this salad a bit chilled.
  • Pour in the dressing only just before serving.
* Lovely Fresh Basil *


  1. Yummy, looks really delicious! I love this type of salad but have never made them before.

  2. Very nicely taken photographs, especially of the basil which looks so fresh and bursting with flavour! This reminds me of my trip couple of months back to Vietnam, where everything was flavoured extensively with lots of fresh herbs. I remembered devouring lots of them with each meal and enjoying the taste sensations which they provide, along with the sour, sweet, salty and spicy condiments and sauces.

  3. Thai mango salad! I like!

  4. Thanks! I love salad too. My way to cut down fats! LOL