Prawns with shrimp paste and sator beans

Prawns with shrimp paste and sator beans

This quick prawn, shrimp paste and sator bean stir-fry is made with a type of Thai bean which Luke Farrell calls "the pride of Southern Thailand." This spicy, flavourful dish comes together incredibly quickly and is a great way to make the most of fresh prawns.
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  1. Step 1

    In a pestle and mortar, pound the garlic, bird’s eye chillies, shrimp paste and shallots with a pinch of salt to help it along
  2. Step 2

    Heat the lard or vegetable oil in a wok and fry 3 tbsp of the paste until fragrant. Add the prawns and sator beans and a splash of water if it appears dry.
  3. Step 3

    When the prawns are pink it’s ready. A squeeze of lime at the end will heighten the flavour of good quality shrimp paste and sator beans