Pumpkin and Chilli Soup

Grind the garlic, shallots, shrimp paste, dried shrimps, lemon grass, green chillies and salt into a paste.

In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to the boil, add the ground paste and stir to dissolve.

Add the pumpkin and simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.

Stir in the coconut cream, then bring back to a simmer. Add the fish sauce, sugar and ground black pepper to taste

Add the prawns and cook until they are heated through. Serve garnished with the sliced red chillies and basil leaves.