Baked Coconut Prawns

Baked Coconut Prawns


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Prawns are crumbed with coconut then baked in the oven until cooked which creates a crunchy outside and a tender inside. Serve with your favourite prawn dipping sauce.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g large prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups flaked sweetened coconut or desiccated
  • 3 egg whites, whisked until foamy

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees C. Lightly coat a baking tray with cooking spray.
  2. Rinse and dry prawns with paper towels. Mix cornflour, salt and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour coconut flakes in a separate shallow bowl. Working with one prawns at a time dust it in the cornflour mixture then dip it in the egg white then roll it in the coconut making sure to coat the prawns well. Place on the prepared baking tray and repeat with the remaining prawns.
  3. Bake the prawns until they are bright pink on the outside, the meat is no longer transparent in the centre and the coconut is browned; 15 to 20 minutes. Turn the prawns halfway through.

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