Halal Dynamite Prawns: Crispy, Spicy, And Irresistible!

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Craving a restaurant-worthy appetizer that’s easy to whip up at home? Look no further than these dynamite prawns! This recipe offers a delicious explosion of flavor with a crispy golden exterior and a spicy, creamy mayo sauce. Plus, this version keeps things halal-friendly, making it perfect for everyone to enjoy.

Ingredients:

Dynamite Chicken
Dynamite Chicken

1 kg (2.2 lbs) large, fresh prawns (deveined and shells removed, tails on if desired)

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup club soda (chilled)
  • Vegetable oil for frying (enough for a deep fryer or large pot)

  • For the Spicy Mayo Sauce:

    1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup sriracha sauce (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)

  • Instructions:

    1. Prep the Prawns: Pat the prawns dry with paper towels. In a large bowl, toss them with cornstarch to lightly coat.
    2. Make the Batter: In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Gradually whisk in the chilled club soda until a smooth batter forms. The batter should be slightly thick but pourable.
    3. Heat the Oil: Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C).
    4. Double Dip the Prawns: Dip each prawn in the batter, coating it completely. Then, re-dip the prawn in the batter for an extra crispy coating.
    5. Fry the Prawns: Carefully drop the battered prawns into the hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot. Fry for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    6. Drain and Serve: Transfer the fried prawns to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Serve immediately with the spicy mayo sauce for dipping and garnish with fresh cilantro (optional).

    Spicy Mayo Sauce:

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, and minced garlic.
    2. Taste and adjust the spice level with additional sriracha if desired.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate):

    Calories: 500

  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 200mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 30g

  • Note: These are approximate nutrition facts and may vary depending on the ingredients used.

    Conclusion

    Dynamite prawns are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s perfect for parties, game nights, or just a casual weeknight treat. This halal recipe ensures everyone can enjoy the delicious flavors without compromising their dietary preferences. With its crispy exterior, juicy prawns, and a creamy, spicy kick, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite!

    FAQs:

    1. Can I use frozen prawns?

    Yes, you can use frozen prawns for this recipe. Just make sure they are thawed completely and patted dry before using.

    2. How can I adjust the spice level?

    Start with the recommended amount of cayenne pepper in the batter and the sriracha sauce in the mayo. You can always add more to taste if you prefer it spicier.

    3. What can I use instead of club soda?

    If you don’t have club soda, you can substitute with regular water. However, the club soda helps to create a lighter and fluffier batter.

    4. What dipping sauces can I use besides spicy mayo?

    These prawns also pair well with other dipping sauces such as sweet and sour sauce, cocktail sauce, or a simple lemon wedge.

    5. Can I bake these prawns instead of frying them?

    Yes, you can bake these prawns instead of frying them. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and bake the prawns for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Be sure to flip them halfway through baking.