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Spiced prawns with coriander mayo

Spiced prawns with coriander mayo

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

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Serves 6
Add a touch of sophistication to your party with these spicy seafood treats

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal363
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.22g
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Ingredients

  • 125g white breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tsp cumin seed, lightly crushed
  • sprinkling crushed chillies (optional)

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • zest and juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • about 20 large prawns, shells off but tails still on

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 tbsp seasoned flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 1 egg, beaten

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • vegetable or groundnut oil, for frying
  • bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise

Method

  1. Mix the breadcrumbs, chilli powder, cumin, crushed chillies, if using, and lime zest with ½ tsp salt and lots of black pepper. Spread over a plate. Toss the prawns in the flour, then dip them into the egg and then into the crumbs. Shake off excess crumbs. Can be chilled in one layer for up to one day ahead.

  2. When ready to cook, heat a few centimetres of oil in a large, deep frying pan. The oil is hot enough when a few crumbs tipped into it sizzle and turn brown. Fry the prawns in batches for 2 mins, turning halfway, until the crumbs are crisp and golden all over. Lift them onto kitchen paper to drain (they will keep in a low oven for 15 mins if necessary), then serve on a warm plate, with lime wedges scattered around. Mix the lime juice and coriander into the mayonnaise and serve alongside.

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Comments (4)

racheltribe's picture
5

We love this recipe and serve it with salad leaves and a Thai dressing.
You can also use brown bread crumbs and scallops work well with it too - they stay very succulent.

lozacrazycat's picture
5

These are absolutely delicious! Very easy to make and look impressive! They were so more-ish and scrummy! I will definitely make them again.

carolinehire's picture

Hi Silas, yes, sorry this should read 16g protein per serving. We have now changed it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

silasmackenzie's picture

1g of protein for 20 king prawns?? Is this a typo?

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