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Coconut crusted prawns with mango mayonnaise

Coconut crusted prawns with mango mayonnaise

Martha Collison first tasted coconut shrimp in the Florida Keys and has been obsessed with the combination ever since. Sweet, juicy prawns with nutty coconut – unbeatable.

Nutrition: per prawn (with mayonnaise)

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  • Makes30
  • CourseCanape
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time45 mins

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  • 2 x 200g No.1 Organic Madagascan Crevettes
  • 30g plain flour
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 British Blacktail Free Range Eggs medium
  • 60g desicated coconut
  • 40g panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 3 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Mango Amba Sauce
  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼-½ lime, juice
  • Sea salt flakes, to serve


  1. Prepare the prawns by first removing all the shell except the tail (don’t fret if some are tailless – they slip out easily). Use a sharp knife to remove the vein running along the top of the prawns’ backs and discard this.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, chilli powder and 1 tsp fine salt. In another small bowl, beat the egg with 2 tbsp water. In a third bowl, combine the coconut and breadcrumbs. Holding each prawn by the tail, dip first into the flour and coat well, then into the egg, then finally into the coconut breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining prawns.

  3. In a deep frying pan, wok or saucepan, pour in enough oil to come about 3cm up the sides. Place over a medium heat until the oil reaches 180ºC on a thermometer (or a cube of bread turns golden in 30 seconds). Carefully lower the prawns into the hot oil and fry, in batches, for 2 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp. Remove using a slotted spoon and drain on a piece of kitchen paper before transferring to a serving plate.

  4. Mix together the mango sauce, mayonnaise and lime juice to taste, until smooth. Put in a small serving bowl. Sprinkle the prawns with sea salt flakes. Serve immediately.

Cook’s tip

Martha’s tip

These cook quickly, so are best eaten freshly fried. You can cover and chill the coated prawns for up to 24 hours before frying. Use smaller, peeled prawns if you don’t want the hassle of shelling them. 


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


277kJ/ 67kcals



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