I know that this recipe has been long overdue. My apologies! But I am confident that once you make these prawns and taste them , all will be forgiven! Although I have given quantities to serve these as an entrée, they can easily be adapted to a main course. Simply increase the quantity of the ingredients. I have made these successfully with chicken breast strips as well.
Sesame-Honey PrawnsServes 2 as an Entrée
12 large headless prawns, shelled and deveined
3/4 cup cornflour
1/2 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 egg, lightly beaten
About 1 cup cold water to make a batter
Enough oil to deep fry
1/2 cup fragrant honey (I like orange blossom for this)
A handful of sesame seeds, lightly toasted
Spring onions for garnish
Baby tomatoes to serve
Dry the prawns thoroughly. Dust with a 1/4 cup of the cornflour. Refrigerate while you make the batter. Combine the remaining cornflour, cake flour, baking powder,salt and chilli powder in a bowl.
Combine the egg and water in a jug. Gradually add the water/egg mixture to the flour mixture, whisking to make a smooth batter. The batter should be the consistency of double cream. You may need to add some more water. Heat the oil in a pan. Dip the prawns in the batter and fry, a few at a time, until golden and cooked through.keep the prawns warm while you fry the remaining prawns.
Heat the honey in a pan until just starting to bubble. Quickly add the sesame seeds and prawns and stir to coat. Remove from heat and place into two serving bowls. Garnish with the spring onions and some baby tomatoes and serve. Bon Appetit!