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Salt and pepper prawns are probably one of the easiest and most delicious ways of preparing prawns the Chinese way.We Chinese especially the Cantonese  love prawns. We will see it during weddings and festive seasons. This is because prawns in Cantonese is pronounced as laughter and with this dish we wishes everyone happiness and full of laughter.


10-12 large sized prawns, cleaned but leave shell on (most people  prefer to keep the heads-but I like mine to be devein and without it)

2 tbsps of salt for rubbing the prawns before cooking 

 Flour mixture- corn flour , salt and pepper
Firstly, butterfly the prawns for easier cleaning then rub the prawns with the salt and leave to marinate for an hour. Coat the prawns with the flour mixture. 
Prepare a wok for deep-frying the prawns. Once oil is hot, turn heat to medium. Fry the prawns in batches as you have to make sure you don’t overcrowd your wok. Fry for about 2-3minutes depending on the size of your prawns. Continue with the rest of the prawns. Serve hot.


1.fresh prawns is a must 
2. Don’t overcook the prawns 
3. Don’t overcrowd your wok while frying, do the frying in batches