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Crispy Lime & Black Pepper School Prawns

Snack | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes


500gm School prawns
200gm Corn flour
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
500ml+ Ricebran oil
(Or deep fryer)
2 Spring onions – Finely sliced
2 Fresh kaffir lime leaves – Finely sliced
1 lime
2 Dried kaffir lime leaves – shredded
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tbs Chicken stock
1tsp Chilli flakes
1tsp Garlic powder
1tbsp Sesame seeds
½ tsp Black peppercorns
½ tsp Citric acid
½ tsp Sugar


  1. Combine ingredients for the seasoning and blend in a spice blender until powdered – set aside.
  2. Dry the school prawns with a paper towel to remove most of the moisture and then generously dust with the turmeric and corn flour.
  3. Fry in 175c oil for 5-8 minutes. The prawns should be golden brown and crispy. Once cooked reserve on a paper towel.
  4. While still hot, toss the prawns in the seasoning mixture. Add the seasoning tablespoon by tablespoon, tasting to achieve the right density of flavour.
  5. Garnish with fresh lime, kaffir lime leaf threads and spring onions.



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