12 large raw tiger prawn, peeled - tail shell on
3 peeled garlic cloves
2 deseeded red chilli's
2 stalks lemongrass
2.5 cm piece fresh root ginger peeled
1 medium onion, chopped
5 tablespoons olive oil
75 g French beans, topped and tailed, chopped into 1 cm/½in pieces
1/2 cup water
1.Put the tiger prawns in a shallow dish.
2.Pound the garlic, chillies, lemongrass and ginger together using a pestle and mortar, gradually adding the olive oil until you have a rough paste (or whiz briefly in the blender).
3.Season with salt and pepper.Baste the prawns with the spice paste and leave to marinate in a cool place for 2-3 hours.
4.Add in the olive oil and chopped onion, stir it until you can get the fragrant smells from the onion. Add in the french beans and marinated prawn in the pan and cook them gently and well combined with the flavors. Lastly add in the water to bring out some gravy in the dish. Serve with warm rice.