Crispy prawns with wasabi mayo & sweet chilli pepper dip

Crispy prawns with wasabi mayo & sweet chilli pepper dip

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 5 mins

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Makes 24
These tempura-style prawns with punchy dips make a great nibble to serve with drinks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal91
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.31g
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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

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

  • 100g potato flour (see tip, below)
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 24 raw tiger prawn, de-veined and tail removed
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

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

  • 700ml groundnut oil, for frying

For the wasabi mayo

  • 2 tsp wasabi powder
    Wasabi

    Wasabi

    wah-sarb-ee

    The Japanese answer to horseradish, wasabi is related to watercress and grows in a similar way,…

  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 pinches caster sugar

For the sweet chilli pepper dip

  • 1 roasted red pepper from a jar, sliced
  • 5 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Method

  1. To make the mayo, mix the wasabi powder with 1 tbsp water to form a paste. Stir in the mayonnaise and sugar, then cover and chill. For the chilli dip, whizz the pepper, sweet chilli sauce and lime juice together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.

  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg and potato flour together with 4 tbsp very cold water to make a batter. Stir in the prawns.

  3. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan until a piece of bread browns in it after about 15 secs. Line a tray with kitchen paper. Lift the prawns out of the batter and fry, a few at a time, until the batter is golden and prawns pink. Lift onto the kitchen paper to drain, then sprinkle with salt. Serve hot, ready to dunk into the dips.

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Comments (1)

lizleicester's picture
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Not crispy enough so despite nice sauces and a chance to use wasabi powder for the 1st time, the overall dish was disappointing.

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