Spiced prawns with coriander and dill mayo

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Spiced prawns with coriander and dill mayo
Add a bit of decadence to your gathering with these delightful spicy prawn and dipping sauce.
 

125g white breadcrumbs

½ tsp chilli powder

3 tsp cumin seeds, lightly crushed

Sprinkling crushed chillies (optional)

Zest and juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve

20 large prawns, shells off but tails still on

2 tbsp seasoned flour

1 egg, beaten

Vegetable or groundnut oil, for frying

Bunch coriander,Handful dill, roughly chopped

6 tbsp mayonnaise

In a large enough bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, chilli powder, cumin, crushed chillies, if using, and lime zest with ½ teaspoon of salt and a generous amount of black pepper.

Pour over a plate. Toss the prawns in the flour, then dip them into the egg and then into the crumbs.

Shake off excess crumbs.

Heat a few centimetres of oil in a large, deep frying pan.

The oil is hot enough when a few crumbs placed in, sizzle and turn brown.

Fry the prawns in batches for 2 minutes, turning halfway, until the crumbs are crisp and golden evenly.

Lift them onto kitchen paper.

Mix the lime juice and coriander and dill into the mayonnaise and serve alongside.

Serves
6

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Shellfish, Dairy, Flour, Eggs, Fish, Oil, Chilli, Bread, Spice

Recipe Type
Party Food, Entertaining

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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