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Salt and pepper prawns

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Yum! And superquick to make.

Salt and pepper prawns

 2 kg small green Australian prawns
 1 cup cornflour
 Vegetable oil for deep-frying
 Fresh lemon to serve
Salt and pepper mix
 2 tsp white peppercorns
 2 tsp Sichuan pepper
 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
To make the salt and pepper mix:

Place the white pepper and Sichuan pepper in a mortar and pestle and grind to a powder.


Add the salt and mix to combine then set aside.

To cook prawns:

Preheat oil in a large saucepan or wok to 190ºC.


Place the cornflour and half the salt and pepper mix in a bowl and mix to combine.


Peel prawns leaving tail intact.


Add to mix and toss to coat. Shake off any excess flour and cook in batches for 2‐3 minutes or until golden and crisp.


Drain on kitchen paper and serve with fresh lemon and extra salt and pepper mix.

Serves 4.