This was the second recipe I tried from the cookbook after a quick success with the Rockling recipe. This simple dish is easy to prepare and delicious. You can also serve this as party snacks. The watermelon adds sweet freshness and the other Asian spices gives an extra kick to the flavours. Try it and I’m sure your guests will be wowed by it!
Watermelon with Sticky Pork and Prawn Relish (adapted from The Red Spice Road Cookbook)
125g minced pork
3 green prawns, shelled, cleaned and diced
2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded into small pieces
1 cm lemongrass, sliced
1 handful coriander leaves, chopped
1 shallot, diced
chilli powder, to taste
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp lime juice
3 watermelon, cut into squares
1 pinch pork floss
1. Quickly fry the minced pork and prawns in a wok and leave to cool. When the cooked pork and prawns are cold, add the kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, coriander, shallots and the chilli powder. Mix well.
2. Spoon a little fish sauce and lime juice into the pork and prawn mixture. Stir well and taste.
3. Top each watermelon squares with a mound of pork and prawn relish. Garnish with a pinch of pork floss before serving.