Phoenix Prawns Recipe

Phoenix Prawns Recipes

Ingredients :


2.5 cm


2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

550 ml



Batter :


2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

175 g

prepared raw prawns

corn flour mixed with 5-6 tablespoons water

groundnut (peanut) oil

spring onions, finely chopped

piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

rice wine or dry sherry

light soy sauce

brown sugar

sherry vinegar

sea salt and black pepper


egg whites

corn flour

plain flour

dry bread crumbs, for coating

Method :
  1. Using a cleaver or large knife slightly flatten prawns along their length; place in a dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together ginger, spring onions, rice wine or dry sherry, sesame oil, soy sauce and salt.
  3. Pour over prawns and leave for 30 minutes.
  4. Make batter in a bowl by beating together egg white until thick, then beat in corn flour and flour.
  5. Dip prawns in batter to coat thickly and evenly, then coat well with dry bread crumbs.
  6. In a wok heat vegetable oil until very hot, add prawns and deep fry for 5 minutes until golden.
  7. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

Serves 4

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