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Chinese Style Salt and Pepper Prawns

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Chinese style salt and pepper prawns


my version inspired by takeaway Chinese I had a while back.


Prawn popcorn


24 uncooked prawns cut into small pieces



1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup cornflour

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup soda water or beer plus a few tablespoons or so


Whisk all batter ingredients together add enough soda water or beer to make a thick batter but it should still run off the spoon.

Dip the prawns in the batter and deep fry in batches on 180 for about 2 minutes a batch. Drain on paper towel


Stir Fry Ingredients


2 fresh chopped chilies

6 cloves garlic minced

1 small handful fresh curry leaves

1 small handful unsalted cashew nuts

1 teaspoon each of salt and freshly ground black pepper


To finish off the prawns heat up a fry pan add oil, stir fry the garlic and chili for a minute careful not to burn, now add the curry leaves and cashew nuts stir for a minute, add the prawns and half of the salt and pepper. Taste and add the rest of the salt and pepper seasoning if it needs it.

Serve immediately!


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