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Sesame prawns

These are a real treat so get some really nice size prawns, make some egg fried rice and settle in for a fabulous sweet and tasty treat. They are easy to do and the sesame seeds add a to the experience, so don’t be tempted to leave them out.(4 people)

What you need

1kg king prawns shelled and deveined
Maizena (Cornflour) (about 1/2 cup for dredging)
1 cup self raising flour
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons honey
sesame seeds

The process

In a bowl, sift the flour, salt and pepper together, make a well in the center and add the water and beaten egg. Mix with a whisk or a fork to a thin batter.

Heat oil for deep frying to medium hot.

Place the maizena on a plate, coat each prawn in the maizena, shake off the excess and then drop into the batter. remove from the batter and drop into the hot oil until golden brown. Remove and place on kitchen towel.

You can do a few at a time but dont overlaod the pan, the oil temperature will drop and the batter will be very oily.

Once they are all done, remove the oil from the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan. Reduce the heat to low, add the honey and allow to melt and become liuid.

Place the sesame seeds on a plate.

Add the prawns to the honey and toss or move around to coat each prawn in the honey nectar.

remove from the heat and coat the prawns in the sesame seeds.

Serve immediately.

This is a really good dish that the best Chinese restaurant would be happy to serve. While you are deep frying, why not try the Tempura recipe.


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4 Responses to “Sesame prawns”

  1. Also when making the Sesame (honey) King Prawns do you buy cooked or raw Prawns ?? I m guessing raw?

    • Graham says:

      Always raw. I have been using some frozen prawns from PnP lately that are a great size without the heads at about R190/kg

  2. love the Sesame Prawn recipe, but don t like it when the people providing the Ingrediants arnt always specific in the amounts to use??? like the amount of Cornflour to use???

    • Graham says:

      The Maizena is used for dredging so use about 1/2 cup, that should be enough. (thanks for the heads up – added to the recipe)
      Sorry it took so long to reply, been in Mozambique fishing 🙂

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