Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip recipe

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makes: 30
Skill: easy
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 89 kCal 4%
Fat 4.6g 7%
  -  Saturates 1.0g 5%
Carbohydrates 9.7g 4%
  -  of which Sugars 1.8g 2%
Protein 2.8g 6%
Salt 0.31g 5%
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  • These crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip are totally delicious. With crunchy prawns covered in a coconut coating with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, along with a sweet chilli dipping sauce for dunking, they make a lovely Chinese dish.

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    • 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


    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    Top tip for making Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip

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

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