Raw Prawns in Spicy Salsa ( Goy Gung )


I've called these raw, but they are cooked (at least oxidised) by the lemon juice, the same way that other raw meats are sometime eaten. Use only the freshest prawns for this dish. In Thailand food goes off quickly due to the heat, and so seafood is always eaten very very fresh.

100 gms Prawns
1 Tablespoon Chopped Chillies
1 Tablespoon Chopped Spring Onions
1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic Cloves
1 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 Tablespoon Dried Flaked Chillies
1 Tablespoon Ground Toasted Rice
3 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Mint Leaves

1. Clean the prawns, remove the middle part of the shell, leaving the head and tail, cut down the back and remove the black thread.
2. Put the prawns into a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix together. Let it stand for 2 minutes, giving it a mix every now and again.

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