Divine Fried Prawns

Crispy Delight: Divine Fried Prawns with Portuguese Marinade

Get ready to embark on a flavour journey with our Divine Fried Prawns, a dish that perfectly balances the crispy texture of fried prawns with the rich and enticing flavours of our Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or craving a delightful snack, these prawns are sure to steal the spotlight.

Divine Fried Prawns: A Crispy, Flavourful Indulgence

Ingredients:

  • Approximately 500g of large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Optional Ingredients:

  • Cornstarch for an extra crispy coating
  • Smoked paprika for a smoky flavour
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese for added richness
Instructions:
  1. Marinate for Flavour Infusion:
    • In a bowl, combine Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce and buttermilk.
    • Add the peeled and deveined prawns, ensuring they are fully coated.
    • Marinate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse into the prawns.
  2. Prepare the Coating:
    • In a separate bowl, mix flour, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
    • For an extra crispy coating, add cornstarch to the flour mixture.
  3. Heat the Oil for Frying:
    • In a deep fryer or large pan, heat vegetable oil to 175°C.
  4. Coat and Fry to Perfection:
    • Remove prawns from the marinade, allowing excess to drip off.
    • Dredge the prawns in the flour mixture, ensuring they are fully coated.
    • Fry the prawns for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Drain and Serve Hot:
    • Place the fried prawns on paper towels to drain excess oil.
    • Serve hot with lemon wedges for a burst of citrusy freshness.

Optional Additions and Creative Tips:

  • Smoky Twist: Add smoked paprika to the flour mixture for a delightful smoky flavor.
  • Cheesy Goodness: Mix finely grated Parmesan cheese with the coating for an added layer of richness.
  • Sweet and Spicy: Drizzle honey or a sweet chili sauce over the fried prawns for a sweet and spicy kick.
Why We Love It:

Divine Fried Prawns offer a crispy exterior that gives way to succulent, flavorful prawns. The marriage of the Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce with the perfect crunch makes this dish truly divine.

Tips for the Perfect Fried Prawns:
  • Maintain Oil Temperature: Keep the oil temperature consistent to achieve a crispy texture.
  • Work in Batches: Fry prawns in small batches to ensure even cooking and prevent overcrowding.

In conclusion, transform your seafood experience with the irresistible combination of crispy texture and rich flavours in Divine Fried Prawns. With the versatility of Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce, this dish is a surefire way to make any occasion truly special

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