Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip recipe

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

Crispy prawns with sweet chilli dip
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories89 Kcal4%
Sugar1.8 g2%
Fat4.6 g7%
Saturated Fat1.0 g5%
Salt0.31 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.8 g6%
Carbohydrates9.7 g4%
Salt0.31 gRow 7 - Cell 2

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 (opens in new tab) 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




  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.
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.