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
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Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal363
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.22g
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  • 125g white breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 3 tsp cumin seed, lightly crushed
  • sprinkling crushed chillies (optional)



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

  • zest and juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

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



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

  • 2 tbsp seasoned flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    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


  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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9th May, 2013
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.
25th Nov, 2011
These are absolutely delicious! Very easy to make and look impressive! They were so more-ish and scrummy! I will definitely make them again.
12th Apr, 2011
Hi Silas, yes, sorry this should read 16g protein per serving. We have now changed it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
23rd Sep, 2010
1g of protein for 20 king prawns?? Is this a typo?
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