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Salt and Pepper Prawns (Shrimps)


I love prawns and Salt and Pepper Prawns is my absolute favorite. It is a great appetizer and a finger food for parties.

I rarely go out and dine these days so I make all my favourites dishes at home. It works out pretty good for me as I get to veg out in my trackies and gorge on these delicious meals without leaving the comfort of my warm home. It costs less to make these at home and you have more on the plate.

Anyway this is what I cooked last night for dinner. Simple, fast and delicious dish.


500 grams of shelled and deveined prawns
3 tablespoons of plain flour
2 teaspoon of five spice powder
1/2 onion finely chopped
3 chillies finely chopped
1 clove of garlic chopped
Small piece of ginger finely chopped
1 sprig of spring onion (scallion) finely chopped
Oil for frying
Salt as per taste
1 teaspoon of ground pepper

In a zip lock bag, put flour, 1 teaspoon of five spice powder, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper and mix well.

Rinse prawn in cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Put the prawn in flour mix in the zip lock bag and seal the bag. Shake the bag gently to coat prawns with flour mix.


Heat oil in the pan for deep frying. When oil is hot, deep fry prawn in batches.


When batter is golden and crispy (takes 3-4 minutes of frying on high heat), remove from the pan and set aside in a bowl lined with paper to drain excess oil. It can be eaten as it is but I highly recommend following the next step to pack the flavours in this dish.


In another pan, heat a tablespoon of oil, fry onion, spring onion, chillies, garlic and ginger for 2 minutes. Add remaining of five spice powder, pepper and a dash of salt to season the mix.



Add deep fried prawn and stir well with the mix for a minute.


Serve hot.


Please try this recipe, it is superyum. Enjoy 😀