Recipe

Honey prawns

Sweet honey with juicy prawns!

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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This popular Chinese takeaway dish of sweet honey with juicy king prawns can easily be cooked at home. Save time on ordering and delivery.
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Ingredients

Honey prawns
  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 kilogram green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (see notes)

Method

Honey prawns
  • 1
    Sift flour, salt and pepper together into a large bowl. In a jug, mix water and egg together. Gradually whisk into flour to form a smooth batter.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a deep saucepan on medium until a little batter sizzles as soon as it is added.
  • 3
    Place cornflour in a shallow dish. Lightly coat prawns in cornflour, shaking off excess. Dip prawns a few at a time into batter, draining off excess. Cook in 5 batches for 3-4 minutes. turning until golden. Transfer to a wire rack.
  • 4
    Combine honey and oil together in a frying pan. Stir on medium until combined. Add prawns, tossing until well coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Notes

To toast sesame seeds, heat a dry frying pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add sesame seeds. stirring until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate to cool.

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