This is really quick to make, yet very authentic-tasting. Although creamed coconut is a rich source of fat, this recipe uses much less than is usually found in Malaysian and Thai recipes. Serve with rice noodles or rice.
For a spicy fish satay, replace the prawns with 450 g (1 lb) skinless cod fillet, cut into cubes, and substitute crunchy peanut butter for the creamed coconut. * Many supermarkets stock Thai fish sauce in their ethnic range, but if you can't track it down you can use a light soy sauce instead.
Prawns are an excellent source of vitamin B12 and a good source of selenium which works with vitamin E to promote normal body growth and fertility. As an antioxidant selenium is also believed to help in the fight against cancer. * Onions and garlic are not just a valuable asset in the kitchen, they have been used throughout history as a cure-all. Recent research suggests that they lower blood cholesterol and so reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. They also prevent blood clotting and are a natural decongestant. So include onions and garlic in your cooking as much as possible.
B12, E * C, niacin, copper, iron * B1, B2, B6, calcium, potassium, selenium, zinc