Pais Udang (Spicy Prawns in Banana Leaves)


450 g (1 lb) large prawns, shelled and deveined
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp lime juice
160 ml (2/3 cup) thick coconut milk, (extracted from 1/2 grated coconut)
10 shallots
4 cloves garlic
4 candlenuts ( you can use macadamia nuts)
1 slice galangal
4 red chilies
5 cm (2 in) 
piece palm sugar (gula Melaka)
2 cm (3/4 in) piece shrimp paste
a few pieces banana leaves, 8 cm x 5 cm - steamed until limp

Method :
1.    Season the prawns in turmeric mixture and set aside for 15 minutes.
2.    Mix the lime juice with the pounded ingredients, then add in the thick coconut milk and prawns.
3.    Mix well.
4.    Divide the mixture equally and wrap in the banana leaves.
5.    Grill slowly until done.
6.    Serve in the wrappers.