Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip

(7 ratings)

What's my recipe book?


We know what it's like when you're browsing a site with as many recipes as ours. You find a brilliant recipe, want to make it again, but can't remember how you found it!

But we've solved the problem. Now, by clicking 'Save this recipe' or 'I cooked this' on any of our recipes, they'll be saved and grouped into your personal online recipe book. All you have to do is log in with your Facebook account to see them. When you click either of these buttons it will also tell your friends on Facebook what you've been cooking or saving so they too can give our quick and easy recipes a go (but you can turn this off at any time by visiting your 'My recipe book' page). Just click one of the buttons below or 'see my book' to get started. We hope you like it!

Coconutty prawns
Coconutty prawns
  • Makes: 30

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • 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


  • 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.


  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.

Your rating

Average rating

  • 4
(7 ratings)

Your comments

comments powered by Disqus

FREE Newsletter