Prawn Fritters with Cucumbers and Peanuts

Sweet prawns or shrimp fried in a vegetable-filled batter are the stars of this dinner, which is served on a cool cucumber salad.

Prawn Fritters with Cucumbers and Peanuts
50 mins
by 2.5 2  people
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  • 2 small cucumbers (about 2 pounds total)
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 cup fresh mint or cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 2 pounds uncooked prawns, peeled, deveined, and halved lengthwise, or 2 pounds medium fresh shrimp in shells, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces snow pea pods, sliced lengthwise (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Lime wedges
For salad, use vegetable peeler to remove a large strip of peel from cucumbers; discard. Using same peeler thinly slice cucumber and celery length-wise into long thin strips; place in large bowl. Add mint and peanuts; set aside.
For prawn fritters, in a large bowl place the prawns, snow peas, 1/2 cup cilantro, onions, lime peel, 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, egg whites, rice flour, granulated sugar, and salt; stir gently to combine. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a very large skillet over medium-high heat. For each fritter, place 1/2 cup of the prawn mixture into the skillet and flatten slightly, cooking 4 fritters at a time. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden and prawns turn opaque. Turn carefully; if necessary, use spatula to reshape. Remove fritters; keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and prawn mixture.
To serve, toss cucumber mixture with remaining lime juice and brown sugar. Divide between serving plates. Top with fritters. Pass lime wedges. Makes 6 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 347, Fat, total (g) 16, chol. (mg) 172, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 21, Monounsaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 9, pro. (g) 30, vit. A (IU) 875, vit. C (mg) 25, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 36, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1, sodium (mg) 516, Potassium (mg) 565, calcium (mg) 141, iron (mg) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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