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Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip

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Coconutty prawns
Coconutty prawns
  • Makes: 30

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dipping sauce have a coconut coating and zesty dip for a tropical flavour

Ingredients

  • 275g breadcrumbs
  • 2tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 2tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3tbsp plain flour
  • 200g raw peeled king prawns, defrosted if frozen
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 500ml sunflower oil
  • Lime wedges, to serve

For the dipping sauce:

  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 5tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1tbsp soy sauce

For a quick prawn nibble, marinate cooked prawns with sesame oil, lime juice, chilli sauce and coriander.

Method

  1. Mix together breadcrumbs, coconut, sesame seeds and flour in a bowl and season well. Toss prawns and beaten egg together then, a few at a time, shake off the excess egg and toss in the crumb mixture and put on a plate. Repeat until all the prawns are coated.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, deep pan until a cube of bread turns golden in 30 secs. Add the prawns and cook for about 2 mins until golden. Drain the prawns on kitchen paper.
  3. Mix together the lime juice and zest, chilli sauce and soy sauce and pour into a dipping bowl. Serve with the prawns and extra lime wedges.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 90(kcal)
  • Fat 5.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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