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Coconut Prawns on the Side Recipe

Coconut Prawns On The Side Recipe

Coconut Prawns Recipe is a tasty entree or dish to have on the side. It is a simple yet tasty dish that will be a hit with coconut and seafood lovers.

What you’ll need:

  • 175g  coconut flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 150 ml of water + 2-3 ice cubes
  • 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 15 – 20 prawns (depending on the size)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

  1. Sift 125g of flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and salt and pepper.
  2. Mix it all together, and then add the egg.
  3. Add the iced water and whisk everything together to form a smooth batter.
  4. Combine the breadcrumbs and coconut in a bowl, and add a bit more salt and pepper if you like.
  5. Add the remaining flour to a bowl and coat the prawns one by one.
  6. Dip the prawns in the batter, then coat the prawns with the breadcrumbs and coconut mix.
  7. Put them on a plate ready to cook.
  8. Heat the coconut oil on medium heat in a wok or nonstick pan. Sprinkle a few breadcrumbs in the oil. It is ready when it starts to move around. Turn the heat down if the breadcrumb looks like it is burnt straight away.
  9. Fry the prawns in the wok or pan till cooked and golden and place on a plate with a paper towel.
  10. Allow them to cool
  11. Enjoy!

Coconut Prawns On The Side Recipe can be enjoyed on their own or with a relish, chilli sauce, sweet chilli, etc.

Coconut prawn on the side recipe

Coconut prawn on the side recipe

Cooking Tips:

To achieve the perfect crispy texture and flavour for your Coconut Prawns, here are some tips from us:

  • Chilled Batter Magic: For extra crispiness, ensure your batter stays cold. The addition of ice cubes to the water not only keeps the batter chilled but also contributes to a lighter and crunchier coating.
  • Perfect Coating Consistency: Achieve an even and tasty coating by uniformly covering your prawns in the batter and breadcrumb-coconut mix. This guarantees a delightful crunch in every bite.
  • Oil Temperature Precision: Maintain the oil at the right temperature. To test, sprinkle a few breadcrumbs in the oil; it’s ready when they start to move around. Adjust the heat accordingly to prevent burning and ensure a golden finish.
  • Patience is Key: Allow the fried prawns to cool on a paper towel-lined plate. This prevents them from becoming soggy and preserves their crispy perfection until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Serving Presentation:

  1. Artful Plating: Arrange the Coconut Prawns on a serving platter with a scattering of fresh herbs. This not only adds a pop of colour but also enhances the overall presentation.
  2. Citrus Garnish: Garnish with lemon or lime wedges for a touch of acidity that cuts through the richness of the coconut coating, balancing the flavours beautifully.
  3. Stylish Serving Bowls: Present your Coconut Prawns in stylish bowls lined with banana leaves for a tropical touch. This enhances the aesthetic appeal and adds a hint of exotic flair.

Pairing Suggestions:

Zesty Dipping Sauces:

Serve with a tangy mango salsa, sweet chilli sauce, or zesty lime mayonnaise to complement the rich coconut flavour and add a burst of freshness.

Refreshing Side Salad:

Pair your Coconut Prawns with a light cucumber and mint salad or a citrus-infused coleslaw. The crispiness of the prawns pairs beautifully with the refreshing notes of the salad.

Tropical Beverages:

Have that tropical experience by serving with a coconut-infused cocktail or a refreshing pineapple mocktail. This combination of coconut and tropical flavours can make a difference for your taste buds!

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