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Salt and pepper prawns recipe

Salt and pepper prawns  recipe


  • 60ml (4tbsp) cornflour

  • 5ml (1tsp) salt

  • 5ml (1tsp) ground black pepper

  • 2.5ml (½tsp) Chinese five spice

  • 400g (13oz) raw peeled King prawns, deveined

  • 150ml (¼pt) sunflower oil, for frying

To serve

  • 60ml (4tbsp) sweet chilli dipping sauce

  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Place the cornflour, salt, pepper and five spice in a bowl and mix together. Add the prawns and toss in the mixture to coat them evenly. Shake of any excess.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok over a moderate heat, until starting to smoke. Add half the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes, then turn and cook for a further minute, until they have turned pink are lightly golden.

  3. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining prawns. Serve immediately with the dipping sauce and a lemon wedge to squeeze over.

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