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Lobster Tail in Tamarind Sauce

This tasty and easy-to-prepare dish has the flavour of Asia. The tangy tamarind and sweet palm sugar make a stunning combination. You’ll look like a professional when you serve up this yummy meal.

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

6 Spring onions whites sliced thinly

1-2 fresh chilis deseeded and sliced

2 small lobster tails – green

1 Tablespoon chopped garlic

¼ cup tamarind water (pour ½ cup boiling water of 1 dessertspoon of tamarind paste and mix)

1 dessertspoon palm sugar

¾ tablespoon fish sauce

2 spring onions (greens) sliced

Fresh coriander leaves to garnish


Remove lobster meat from tail in one section

Heat oil in wok or cast-iron pan

Add lobster tails and cook for 1 minute then turnover and cook for another minute

Add spring onion whites and chili and cook for 30 seconds

Add garlic and cook for few seconds

Add the Tamarind water, sugar and fish sauce

Stir fry until sauce is thick and lobster is cooked

Transfer to serving plate, garnish with spring onion greens and coriander

Serve with jasmine rice

Serves 2

Recipe by Linda Krick Naturopathic Medical Herbalist at the Lotus Centre

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