Spicy prawns with lime and mint salt



  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 16 medium green prawns, peeled (tails intact), deveined
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup garlic aioli, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus extra mint sprigs to serve



  • Step 1
    Make lime and mint salt. Combine salt, lime rind and mint in a small bowl.
  • Step 2
    Combine flour, chilli powder and pepper in a bowl. Add prawns. Toss to coat all over, shaking off excess flour.
  • Step 3
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add prawns. Cook, turning, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and just cooked through. Drain on paper towel. Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with 1/2 the salt mixture. Serve with remaining salt mixture, lime, aioli and extra mint.



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