Originally conceived for a bento-box night with friends, these are really easy to make… they just require a little patience..

Prepare the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of raw, peeled prawns
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon coriander or parsley
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon Hoi Sin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chilli sauce
  • 1 cup spelt flour
Place all the ingredients, except for the quinoa and spelt in a blender.
Puree until smooth.  Empty the contents into a bowl, and fold in the quinoa slowly until you have a thick enough consistency to make the balls.  You may not need all the quinoa.
Prepare a pan with about 2cm depth of oil for deep frying. Hint: the smaller the pan is, the less oil you will need to get the required depth.
Make the prawn balls with your hands, or using a pair of teaspoons. Don’t make them too big, otherwise the outside will burn by the time the inside is cooked. Roll them in the spelt flour, and carefully drop into the oil.   Fry until golden brown, remove and pat dry with a paper towel.
Serve with chopsticks and sweet chilli sauce  🙂

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  1. […] Oriental style prawn balls can be served hot or cold and with a sauce of your choice. These are ideal for sharing and for themed nights such as ‘fish night’ or ‘oriental night’. Incidentally, these were made for a ‘bento box’ night. There you go, another idea.. You can make these earlier, which gives you more time to get dolled up for the party! […]

  2. […] Oriental style prawn balls can be served hot or cold and with a sauce of your choice. These are ideal for sharing and for themed nights such as ‘fish night’ or ‘oriental night’. Incidentally, these were made for a ‘bento box’ night. There you go, another idea.. You can make these earlier, which gives you more time to get dolled up for the party! […]

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