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    Bill Granger's Salt and pepper prawns

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 6


    • 4 tbsp cornflour
    • 1 tsp sea salt
    • 1 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1½ tsp chinese five spice
    • 1kg raw king prawns, peeled and deveined but tails intact
    • 150ml sunflower oil
    • 2 red chillies, finely sliced
    • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
    • ½ x 20g pack coriander, leaves


    1. Mix together the cornflour, salt, pepper and five spice on a large plate. Dust the prawns in the seasoned cornflour and shake off any excess.
    2. Place a wok on a medium-high heat and add the oil; heat until smoking hot. Fry the prawns in batches for about 2 minutes until golden and crisp, turning halfway through. Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest.
    3. Fry the chilli for a few seconds after you have cooked the prawns. Serve the prawns with the fried chilli, lemon wedges, coriander and more seasoning, if liked.

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