Salt and pepper prawns

Salt and pepper prawns

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  • 0:25 Prep
  • 0:10 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

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  • 1kg green king prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • 1 eggwhite, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon piri piri seasoning
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • lime wedges, to serve


  • Step 1
    Combine prawns and eggwhite. Toss well. Cover. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Sift flour, salt and cornflour together. Add seasoning.
  • Step 3
    Pour oil into a wok until it is one-third full. Heat over medium-high heat until a piece of bread browns in 15 seconds.
  • Step 4
    Drain prawns. Toss in flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Cook, in batches, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cooked through. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining prawns. Serve with lime wedges.


Piri piri seasoning is available in the spice aisle of your supermarket. Replace with 2 tablespoons ground black pepper.

  • Author: Alison Adams
  • Image credit: Steve Brown
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas



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