Recipe: Red Spice Road’s Roasted King Prawns, Coconut Mustard Sauce

Red Spice Road

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Red Spice Road’s Roasted King Prawns with Coconut Mustard Sauce

Notes: This popular Melbourne restaurant has been a go-to for reliable Asian flavours for more than a decade now. Like many inventive venues, they’re now offering up “Survival Packs” which include all the ingredients for people to cook their dishes at home. The packs can be ordered by recipe and can be found here. In the meantime, here is Chef Mo’s simple instructions for making their Roasted King Prawns with Coconut Mustard Sauce.


  • 6 king prawns
  • 80g of yellow mustard seeds (soaked overnight in white vinegar)
  • 100g of plain yoghurt
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • 70g of ginger
  • 5 garlic gloves
  • 10ml of mustard oil
  • 250ml of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of garam msala
  • Salt and sugar to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 220*C.
  2. Remove the vein from the prawns and cut in half – length way with shell on.
  3. Put prawns on oven tray with shell side down.
  4. Heat the mustard oil in a pain and add the black mustard seed.
  5. Drain the yellow mustard seed and make the paste with the yoghurt, green chilli, ginger, garlic, coconut milk, salt, sugar.
  6. Put the paste into the mustard pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Put coconut paste on prawn meat and roast for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle garam masala and chopped coriander as garnish.

Red Spice Road is located at 141 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000..

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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