AT A GLANCE
"I'm always looking around the globe for inspiration when it comes to home cooking," says Evans. "I stumbled across this recipe when I had some gorgeous Australian wild prawns and really wanted to give them some excitement. I find prawns to be one of the most bland of all seafood when compared with other more flavoursome varieties, so I like to give them a nudge to boost them up to a culinary masterpiece."
|01||Peel and devein each prawn leaving heads and tails intact. Refrigerate until required.|
|02||Dry-roast coconut, cumin seeds and peppercorns in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant (30 second to 1 minute). Remove from heat and set aside to cool, then coarsely grind with a mortar and pestle, add curry powder, turmeric and ground chilli, and stir to combine. Set aside.|
|03||Heat ghee or oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add fennel and mustard seeds to pan, stir until mustard seeds start to pop (1 minute), then add onion, garlic, chilli, and curry leaves, and stir occasionally until onion softens (10-12 minutes). Add spice mixture and stir until fragrant (1 minute); do not burn spices. Add coconut cream, tamarind purée, kaffir lime leaves and 120ml water to pan, stir well and bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened (15 minutes). Add prawns and simmer until they’re just cooked (2-4 minutes). Remove from heat, add lime juice and coriander, stir to incorporate, season to taste and serve with cauliflower “rice”.|