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Coconut Chilli Prawns

It’s party time! These gorgeously crispy appetisers are the perfect friend to spicy sweet chilli sauce and will be a cause for celebration among your guests. No rice flour? No worries! Any flour will do the job in a pinch.


Coconut Chilli Prawns

15 minutes
25 minutes
Makes 20

1 cup rice flour

1 cup water

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp sea salt

20 large prawns/shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 cups unsweetened desiccated coconut

vegetable oil for deep frying

Marion’s Kitchen Coconut Sweet Chili to serve  (use my store locator to find out where to buy) or any hot or sweet chilli dipping sauce that you prefer

  • Step 1

    Make a batter by mixing the flour with 1 cup of water, chilli powder and salt. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes so that the mixture thickens slightly (it should still be a thin batter, about the consistency of coconut cream).

  • Step 2

    Dip each prawn into the batter and then coat in the coconut. Set aside on a tray until ready to cook.

  • Step 3

    Fill a saucepan or wok to about 1/3 capacity with the vegetable oil. Heat over high heat. Once the oil is hot (325°F or 165°C or when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms small little bubbles) cook the prawns for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Flip them a couple of times as they cook to ensure an even colour. Drain on kitchen paper.

  • Step 4

    Serve with dipping sauce.

Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite. Marion's Kitchen is for everyone who finds joy in flavour and happiness in every bite.

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