Beer Battered Prawns with Prawn Mayonnaise

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  • 6-8 large tiger prawns peeled and shells saved

  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger roughly chopped

  •  2 garlic cloves roughly chopped 

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp cider vinegar 

  • 200ml vegetable oil

  • 40g plain flour

  • 60g cornflour

  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar

  • Approx 200ml beer (very cold)

  • Salt and pepper

  • Lemon to serve Veg oil for frying 


  1. Start by making a prawn oil add the shells, garlic, ginger, sesame, paprika, pinch of salt, pepper and veg oil to a saucepan. Simmer gently for 30 mins on a low/medium heat then remove all allow to cool completely before straining to leave your oil

  2. Add the egg yolk, mustard, vinegar and a pinch of salt to a mixing bowl whisk that together before streaming in the now cold prawn oil and continually whisking until your mayonnaise forms, check for seasoning and you can sweeten this slightly with some ketchup if you like.

  3. Make the batter by combining the flour, cornflour, sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl before whisking in the beer until completely smooth 

  4. Heat your cooking oil to 160c before dredging the Prawns in the batter and frying until golden and crispy approx 3-4 mins.

  5. Serve with the mayo and wedge of lemon

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