Shrimp and prawn are important types of seafood that are consumed worldwide as these are high in levels of omega-3s. As with other seafood, prawns are high in calcium, iodine and protein but low in food energy. Prawns consumption, however, is considered healthy for the circulatory system because the lack of significant levels of saturated fat.
Five spice battered prawns is a rich and plush cuisine made of combination of five spice, ginger, spring onions, lemons and egg. This dish applies a simple type. It combine fresh prawns and shredded onions with lemon to create significant flavor.
Prawns are as delicate as eggs with regard to cooking time. Be-careful while cooking because when they are overcooked, they have a tough and rubbery texture.
Five Spice Battered Prawns RecipePrint This
- 4 tablespoons self-raising flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon 5-spice powder (learn to make 5-spice powder at home)
- 1 piece root ginger, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 4-5 tablespoons water
- 500 g (1 lb) giant Pacific prawns, shelled
- oil for deep-frying
- shredded spring onions
- lemon twists
- Sift the flour, salt and 5-spice powder into a mixing bowl, then add the ginger.
- Make a hollow in the centre and add the egg. Beat thoroughly, adding sufficient water to make a smooth light batter.
- Heat the oil in a deep-fryer. Dip each prawn into the batter, then deep-fry two or three at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown.
- Drain on kitchen paper; keep warm. Arrange on a warmed serving dish and garnish with spring onions and lemon.
- Serve immediately.
This is also a tasty way of preparing frozen prawns. Defros and dry thoroughly before coating.