As you may have noticed I love prawns or shrimp. They are slightly sweet with a very light flavor. We often stir-fry prawns or add them to soups, but here is a delicious recipe for those with a sweet tooth. It is perfect for kids too.
Keep in mind that the type of honey you use will greatly affect the flavor. If you will get one from the supermarket, choose a light one. I personally prefer the ones that aren’t too commercial. I find the sweetness just right, with no bitterness or after taste. It is said that the type of flowers or nectar the bees feed on contribute to the honey’s flavor. If you already have a specific brand that you like I suggest you stick with that.
16 large prawns, shelled, deveined and tails in tact
1/4 cup self-rising flour
For the batter:
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup corn flour
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup honey
Oil for deep frying
1/4 cup sesame seeds lightly roasted
Dry the prawns using paper towels. Dredge them in half of the corn flour and set aside. Next, prepare the batter by sifting the flour and the corn flour into a medium sized bowl and then make a well at the center.
In a small bowl, combine the water, oil and lemon juice. Mix well. Slowly pour it into the bowl of flour while mixing to form a batter. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined and there are no more lumps. Refrigerate the batter for an hour.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over low heat for 2 minutes. Remove it from the heat and then keep it warm.
Place the oil in a frying pan or deep fryer and heat it. Once it is hot, dip the prawns in the batter and then fry them for 2-3 minutes until they are crisp and golden brown. Drain the excess oil using paper towels.
Coat the fried prawns in honey by placing it to the other pan. Toss lightly. Transfer it to a serving plate or bowl. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
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