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.


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

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