Salt and pepper prawns with tomato salad

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By: Bill Granger From: Market Kitchen

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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.71 / 5 (41 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
10 min
Serves:
4

Bill Granger’s crispy prawns, with just a hint of chilli, make a perfect starter or even a light lunch

Method

1. For the tomato salad: put the tomatoes into a bowl and mash lightly with a fork to release the juices.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Toss to combine and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

3. Combine the cornflour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

4. Add the prawns and toss to dust with the seasoned cornflour mixture. Shake off the excess and set aside on a tray. (Don’t leave them sitting for too long like this or they will get soggy and won’t be as crunchy and delicious as they should be.)

5. Heat the oil in a wok to 190C, or until a cube of bread dropped in browns in less than 1 minute.

6. Fry the prawns in batches, trying not to crowd the wok, for around 2 minutes until they are just opaque. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

7. Once the prawns are all cooked, deep-fry the sliced chilli in the oil for 1-2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.

8. Arrange the prawns on a warm serving platter, top with fried chilli and serve with tomato salad and lemon wedges on the side.


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Latest Comment

 

Hi Paul, I've double-checked the recipe and Bill does suggest using two tablespoons of salt. Your comment is very helpful though, hopefully it will guide people who prefer less salt in their dishes to reduce the amount of salt when they read this.

Thank you

Tom_Good_Food Tom_Good_Food  Posted 20 Dec 2012 10:56 AM
 

Very good & would have got 5 stars but there must be an error with the amount of sea salt in with the cornflour. 2 tbs??? I used half that & it was still too salty. Was it meant to be 2 tsp? A nice addition to the tomato salad could be some chopped fresh coriander leaves too.

PaulR31426 PaulR31426  Posted 16 Dec 2012 11:35 PM
 

Very good & would have got 5 stars but there must be an error with the amount of sea salt in with the cornflour. 2 tbs??? I used half that & it was still too salty. Was it meant to be 2 tsp? A nice addition to the tomato salad could be some chopped fresh coriander leaves too.

PaulR31426 PaulR31426  Posted 23 Nov 2012 7:02 PM
 

Got it! sum1 vry kindly gav it to me... I waited so long4a reply from any1 that leaves comments & ratings & nothing!!!!!!!!!! But Bills is vry good...

BelindaM68421 BelindaM68421 Posted 04 Jun 2011 8:14 AM
 

I am looking4a recipe of salt and pepper prawns,with garlic and chilli,like the one you get in the chinese,but cant seem2 find it.sum1 pls help me...

BelindaM68421 BelindaM68421 Posted 22 Jan 2011 1:40 PM
 

They were absolutely gorgeous Smile

SamB92312 SamB92312 Posted 26 Jul 2010 8:06 PM
 

These were lovely, will defo be making again

michelleS61836 michelleS61836 Posted 07 Apr 2010 4:37 PM
 

Prawns fry up beautifully and combined with the refreshing salad makes this meal a delight.
Has become a regular on the family menu!!

maynard45 maynard45 Posted 24 Jun 2009 11:07 AM
 

Really great, loved every mouthful. Definitely needs to be large prawns not the average box of around 40 available in most supermarkets, otherwise you only have a starter!!

maynard45 maynard45 Posted 07 May 2009 4:58 PM
 

Fantastic, easy to do.....I served them with this sald and a sour cucumber saled....fantastic and a great way to share food....

Scalper Scalper Posted 04 May 2009 5:41 PM