This is a fabulous Thai classic and if you live in the Whitby Area all of the Thai flavourings can be bought from “Sin Mein” in North Marine Road, Scarborough! Kaffir Lime plants can be bought from (The Gluttonous Gardener, Vitis House, 50 Dickens Street, London, SW8 3EQ.)

You will need:

From Our Shop

500g of raw Langoustine Tails

Other Ingredients

3 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon shrimp paste
2 tablespoons Thai green curry paste
1 tin coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 teaspoons sugar fresh basil
4 kaffir lime leaves fresh coriander


1. Heat a little oil in a wok and add the onion and stir fry for a moment or two until it softens before adding the garlic and cumin seeds. Stir-fry them until the garlic and cumin is slightly toasted.

2. Add the curry paste and stir-fry for a couple of minutes.

3. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, torn basil leaves, lime leaves and langoustines. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes until the langoustines turn opaque.

4. Stir in some chopped coriander and serve with plain rice.