Prawns in peanut soup

    40 mins

    This prawn dish is is very easy to prepare and yet is flavorful. It also contains vegetables so you can serve it as a simple one-pot meal.

    Rizal, Philippines
    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg prawns
    • 500ml (2 cups) water
    • Salt to taste
    • 250g string beans
    • 1 large eggplant, chopped
    • 1 bunch pek chai, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon atsuete (annatto) powder, for color
    • 3 tablespoons peanut butter

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a large pot, boil the prawns in water with salt for 5 minutes. Remove the prawns and set aside.
    2. In the same water, cook the string beans, eggplant and pek chai in the same water for 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are done. Drain and reserve the liquid.
    3. In a large frying pan, saute the onion and garlic with the olive oil. Add the atsuete powder and mix thoroughly to produce an orange-red color.
    4. Add the peanut butter and continue mixing until well blended.
    5. Add the water used to boil the prawns and vegetables. Mix thoroughly and boil for 3 minutes.
    6. Add all the vegetables and the prawns. Mix well and let boil for 2 minutes.
    7. Serve hot with rice.

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