paw paw

Nam jim king prawns

Serves: 4 | Preparation Time: 20 min


Nam jim

  • 8 King Prawns (for a starter or go for as many as you like for a main)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of coriander - root and stem
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 125ml lime juice
  • 1/2 red onion finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Paw Paw Salad

  • 3 cups of julienned paw paw
  • 100grams of blanched green beans
  • ¼ small red onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup of mint leaves
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 300 grams of smoked trout


Cook prawns in pan and toss through Nam jim while hot, this will help release the flavours and par cook some of the stronger aromatics. I personally like to make the Namjim ahead of time to allow the salt to cure the garlic a little.

To make nam jim: Pound chillies, coriander root, garlic, palm sugar, fish sauce and lime juice in mortar. Toss through the sliced onion.

Mix the Nam jim through the salad before serving.