An appetising recipe for the always popular, melt in the mouth, Sweet and Sour King Prawns

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

8 king prawns (easy to double up by increasing batter ingredients accordingly)
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 onion, diced
1 tomato, chopped
Small piece of peeled ginger, sliced
1 spring onion
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar
Batter: 1 egg, 1 tablespoon cornflour
Marinade: soy sauce, pinch of salt, teaspoon of cornflour

1. Remove the sharp fin on the prawn's tail. Twist off the head and remove the shell, leaving the tail section. Devein the prawns by making a small incision along the back and pulling out the vein. Repeat this process for the inner vein. Wash the prawns in cold water and pat dry with a kitchen towel.

2. Marinate the prawns by adding a dash of soy sauce, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of cornflour. Mix well and leave in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

3. To make the sauce heat a little oil in a pan and add the ginger and onion. Fry for a minute and then add the chopped tomato, a pinch of salt, the brown sugar, tomato ketchup, water and vinegar. Simmer for a few minutes and add a little cornflour mixed with water to thicken.

4. Mix the egg with the cornflour to make the batter. Lightly coat the prawns in cornflour, dip into the batter and fry for 2-3 minutes or until cooked. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve with the sauce and enjoy!