Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright
Total:
55 min
Active:
35 min
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

For the batter:
  • 4 ounces flour
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 6 fluid ounces tepid water
  • 1 pound raw tiger prawns in the shell
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 egg white
My version:
  • 1 pound filo pastry or spring roll skins
  • Melted butter
  • Jar of jalapeno paste
  • 20 raw tiger prawns, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Her version: Make the batter by mixing together the flour, salt, melted butter, cayenne and water until smooth, then leave to stand.

Peel the prawns, leaving the tip on the tail. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large heavy pot to 375 degrees F.

Whisk the egg white and fold into the batter. Holding each prawn by its tail, dip it into the batter and then lower into the oil. Let fry for 30 seconds, or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

My version: Remember that filo pastry becomes brittle if it is allowed to dry out, so as soon as you unwrap it cover it with a damp towel. Take a pastry sheet and brush with melted butter. Place a small dollop of jalapeno paste on the sheet, top with a prawn and season. Roll the prawn up in the pastry. Place the prawn parcel, seam side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet. When all the parcels have been prepared, bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Gambas en Gabardinas

Gambas al Ajillo

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Pinchos de Gambas

Recipe courtesy of Matt Armendariz

Gambas al Ajio

Gambas Ajillo: Shrimp in Garlic

Recipe courtesy of Janet Mendel

En Papillote

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Grilled Shrimp with Garlic (Gambas al Ajillo)

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Oysters en Brouchette

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Chiles en Nogada

Recipe courtesy of Silvana Salcido Esparza

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here