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find someone
but naïve
a target
to poke
seek the ignition point
await combustion
fire uncertainty
watch the flame
fan it
lead them into the dark
        walk away

First published at ‘Unnerving Magazine’ Issue #17, March 2022
edited by Eddie Generous

Cook - Eat

Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Prawns and Basil

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon red curry paste
4 cups pumpkin, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon palm sugar
1 tablespoon fish sauce
16 raw king prawns, shelled and deveined
1/2 cup Thai basil
1/4 cup (35g) unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
3 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded

In a saucepan, heat vegetable oil with ¼ cup of the coconut milk.
Add curry paste and stir over low heat for 5 minutes.
Add pumpkin and stock and simmer until pumpkin is cooked. Cool.
Puree in blender then transfer to a saucepan and season with palm sugar and fish sauce.
Add prawns and simmer until just cooked, about 1 minute.
Stir in Thai basil and remaining coconut milk.
Divide prawns between individual serving bowls and garnish with shredded kaffir lime leaves and chopped peanuts.

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