Crispy Prawn and Mango Bao with Chilli Mayo | Best Foods™ New Zealand

Crispy Prawn and Mango Bao with Chilli Mayo

Crispy Prawn and Mango Bao with Chilli Mayo by Bunny Eats Design

 

Time of preparation

15 min

Cooking time

15 min

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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup Best Foods mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp celery seeds
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 egg Whites
  • 16 prawn cutlets tails removed
  • 1 litre vegetable oil
  • 8 bao buns
  • 1 cup mango sliced
  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 1 spring onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 red chilli sliced

Recipe Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the Best Foods Mayonnaise and chill sauce and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, add flour, paprika, celery seeds, mixed herbs, and salt. Stir in 2 tbsp of water for extra crunchy bits and set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, separate 2 egg whites, saving the yolks for another use. Whisk the whites for 3 minutes until frothy and set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a saucepan. The oil is ready when a small clump of seasoned flour sizzles immediately.

  5. Place a prawn into the seasoned flour and toss to coat. Dip the prawn into the egg white and return to the seasoned flour to dredge. Lay the dredged prawn on a plate. Repeat with all prawns.

  6. Deep fry prawns 6 at a time for 2 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate.

  7. While the prawns are frying, steam the bao for 7 minutes until cooked. Keep them inside the steamer to keep warm.

  8. To assemble: Place steamed bao onto plates open side up. Layer the bottom halves with cucumber slices, mango, red onion and 2 prawns per bao. Spoon over chilli mayo and sprinkle with spring onion, sesame seeds and red chilli. Serve immediately.