• Coconut Prawns With Two Dipping Sauces

    30 Minute
    Amount Per Serving: Calories 316; Calories from Fat 135; Fat 15g; Cholesterol 245mg; Sodium 1004mg; Potassium 177mg; Carbohydrates 25g; Fiber 1g; Sugar 15g; Protein 19g
    Coconut prawns with two dipping sauces are a classic dish that can be found in many Asian restaurants around the world. It is so tasty and simple to make, that it can easily be thrown together as a last-minute meal. The reason why it is so delicious is clear: the biscuit-like texture of the coconut with the soft prawn and the light tart dipping sauce.
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    • For the Coconut Prawns:
    • 4 egg whites
    • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
    • 1 1/3 cup (100g) shredded coconut
    • 2/3 cup (160ml) vegetable oil
    • 20 uncooked king prawns, shelled, deveined, tails left intact
    • For the Classic dipping sauce:
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 2 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 clove garlic, sliced finely
    • 1 long red chilli, sliced finely
    • For the Lemon dipping sauce:
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
    • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper


    • Preparing and Cooking the Coconut Prawns: Preheat oil in a large wok over medium-high heat.

    • Whisk the egg whites in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Place the flour and coconut into two separate containers.

    • While the oil is heating, toss one prawn in the flour, dip it into the egg whites and roll it in the coconut. Set it to one side. Repeat with the remaining prawns.

    • Once the oil is hot enough, carefully lower the prawns into the oil in batches of five.

    • When the coconut has turned light brown on one side, turn the prawns over and cook until crisp and golden on both sides. Remove the prawns and drain them on a paper towel.

    • Serve with the two dipping sauces.

    • Dipping Sauces: For the classic dipping sauce, combine the fish sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar, caster sugar, chopped garlic and red chilli into a bowl.

    • For the lemon dipping sauce, mix all the ingredients and set them aside.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve with rice, lettuce, mint and cucumber.
      This classic dish is great to serve to guests at parties and is also easy for a family to enjoy together over dinner.