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Salt and pepper prawns  recipe

Salt and pepper prawns recipe

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Try our easy spin on the takeaway favourite of salt and pepper prawns. Coat the jumbo king prawns in a crispy seasoned batter and scattered with fresh spring onion and fiery red chilli. See method

  • Serves 4 (as a starter)
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 217 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying, plus 2 tsp
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 75ml sparkling water
  • 250g raw jumbo king prawns
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, desseded and finely chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    0g 0%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.1g Protein 10g Fibre 0.6g


  1. Half-fill a medium, high-sided saucepan with oil and heat over a medium heat until it reaches 180°C. Meanwhile, put both flours in a bowl and slowly whisk in the sparkling water until smooth. Dip the prawns into the mixture to fully coat.
  2. Working in 2-3 batches, use tongs to lower the prawns into the hot oil: cook for 3-5 mins until pale golden, crisp and cooked through. Transfer to play lined with kitchen paper and immediately sprinkle a little of the salt and pepper onto each batch.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp oil in a small saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the spring onion and chilli and cook for 1 min until slightly softened. Transfer the prawns to a serving bowl and garnish with the spring onion and chilli to serve.
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