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Chinese Prawns Recipe

Prawns with chilli jam

Published: March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • A little effort
  • Serves 8

A delicious starter for your own Chinese banquet, this gold and red dish looks fantastic and is surprisingly easy to make

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Try our Chinese prawns recipe then check out our Chinese chicken dumplings, peking duck pancakes and more Chinese recipes. Make your own chilli jam or use shop-bought, if you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 24 raw tiger prawns, tails left on
  • a pinch ground white pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100g potato flour or cornflour
  • for frying groundnut oil
  • a handful to serve coriander leaves

FOR THE CHILLI JAM

  • 5 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 medium red chillies, chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    To make the chilli jam, bring 100ml water to the boil, add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the chillies and boil for 5 minutes, cool slightly then pour into a blender and blitz. Transfer to a dipping bowl and set aside. The sauce will thicken and become jammy once cooled.

  • STEP 2

    Season the prawns with salt and white pepper. Combine the egg and potato flour in a bowl to make a batter.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a wok or pan ¼ full with groundnut oil. Dip each prawn in the batter and fry a few at a time (don’t crowd the pan) until the batter turns golden. Lift out and drain on kitchen paper. Sprinkle over the coriander and serve with the chilli jam.

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