Goong Ob Gluea (Dry Roasted Prawns with Salt)

Goong Ob Gluea (Dry Roasted Prawns with Salt)


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About this recipe: This dish has two ingredients: Prawns and salt. It is one of the dishes that needs no more. Very delicious. Did I mention easy?

Toi Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand

Serves: 4 

  • 12-16 large prawns, shell on, with or without heads
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt, preferably sea salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:22min 

  1. Slice through the back shells of the prawns and devein them, leaving the tails (and heads) intact. If you are more adept (than me), devein them by inserting a needle into the tail end and gently pull the vein out that way.
  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan over medium high heat.
  3. Toss the prawns with the salt.
  4. Dry roast them in the pan, a few minutes on each side, until each side is pink and the middle part is barely cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately with a dipping sauce of your choice.


I am sure you could just grill them too, but I tend to not have coals around for my grill. This is the way our household has been doing them for ages...

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