This gorgeous recipe will blow your guests away at your next dinner party.
Clean, peel and de-vein the prawns and set aside.
Combine the ginger, green shallots and crispy shallots in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
Combine the miso, wasabi, soy and water into a smooth paste.
Mix the two sesame seed types in a shallow bowl.
Pre-heat 10cm of vegetable oil in a small pot or deep fryer to 175 ºC.
Pat the prawns dry. Put some cornflour in a flat tray or bowl and lightly coat the prawns.
Dip the entire prawn into the miso-wasabi batter, leaving the tail clean.
Coat the prawns in the mixed sesame seeds.
Deep-fry for about 30 seconds until the batter is just set – this is to cook-set the batter, not to cook the prawn.
Put the prawns on a lightly oiled baking tray and cook through in the oven. This will take about three minutes.
Place three cooked prawns on each banana leaf and garnish with the ginger shallot mix.
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