Chinese cuisine is filled with sweet, spicy and tangy flavours. However, when you combine seafood to this ensemble of flavours, then the result is a lip-smacking meal. Here we share a deep-fried chilli prawns recipe that will give you crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside prawns in a rich green chilli sauce. Check it out!
Deep-Fried Chilli Prawns: An Ideal Side Dish to Your Fried Rice
Wash the prawns and pat them dry. In a bowl, add lemon juice, salt, and chilli sauce. Add the prawns to the bowl and mix gently. Coat the prawns in 4 tablespoons of cornflour and deep fry for a minute. Make a slurry from the rest of the cornflour
In a wok, heat some oil. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Stir-fry for a minute. Then add the spring onions and sauté the mixture. Then add soy sauce, white pepper, stock, salt and sugar. Stir the mixture.
To the sauce, add the fried prawns and the green capsicum strips. Then add the cornflour slurry and stir the mixture for a minute. Let the sauce coat the prawns. Add the lemon juice, garnish with spring onions and serve hot.
The prawns take a ‘C’ shape when done. While frying the prawns, make sure you do not overcook them.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When should I add the prawns in the mixture?
Once the sauce starts to thicken, you can add the prawns.
Can I brine the prawns before making the recipe?
Yes. You can brine the prawns. However, the cooking time for the prawns will reduce accordingly.