Dinner ideas

Tempura prawns with lime and chilli sauce

If you're looking for something piquant for a starter or cocktail platter, these tempura prawns with lime and chilli sauce are perfect.
tempura prawns with lime and chilli sauce
30 Item
25M
35M
1H

Ingredients

Lime and chilli sauce

Method

1.To make the lime and chilli sauce: In a small saucepan, add sugar and wine; bring to a simmer; cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in cucumber and chillies; refrigerate until cooled completely. Stir in vinegar, oil, juice and rind.
2.Meanwhile, place tempura mix in a large bowl, season; gradually whisk in water.
3.Fill a deep-fryer or a large saucepan 1/3 full with oil; heat over medium heat to 180°C (or until a cube of bread turns golden in 10 seconds).
4.Dip prawns, in batches, into batter, drain away excess.
5.Deep-fry prawns, turning halfway through cooking time, for about 5 minutes, or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towel.
6.Serve prawns on a large platter with the sauce.

Tempura batter mix is available from selected supermarkets and Asian grocery stores.

Note

Related stories