Saturday, August 08, 2020

Dynamite Prawns

The one thing that comes to mind when you hear P.F.Changs would be for sure their famous Dynamite Shrimps. The dish you can see on every table when you visit any of their restaurant branches. This has been one dish in my bucket list since a very long time, but then had forgotten about it with the onset of the lockdown due to covid. That is when I happened to see Annie Deyis post this recipe in Facebook. Tempted me to try it right away and it came out absolutely delicious. As I didn't get shrimps, I made it with prawns. Have substituted rice flour with corn flour and have also skipped the addition of rice vinegar(as I did not have it), still it tasted yummy!  

Recipe courtesy : Annie Deyis



250 gms prawns(cleaned and deveined)

oil for frying

For marination

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 egg white


For the batter

30 gms all purpose flour

25 gms corn flour

salt to taste

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 can of chilled soda(I used only half can)


For the sauce

50 gms mayonnaise

2 1/2 Tbsp sriracha chili sauce/ hot sauce

1 1/2 Tbsp tomato ketchup

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp garlic powder/ 1 garlic clove minced


few spring onions to garnish



  • Wash and pat dry the cleaned prawns. In a bowl whisk together the egg white, salt and pepper (mentioned under marination). Add the prawns to this and mix well. Let the prawns marinate in this mixture for 3 to 4 hours(in the refrigerator).
  • To prepare the sauce, whisk together all the ingredients mentioned under 'for the sauce' and keep it aside.
  • In a frying heat enough oil for deep frying the prawns(choose a pan that fits all the prawns in one go). 
  • Meanwhile as the oil is getting heated, prepare the batter by whisking together all the ingredients except the soda together. Then add the soda little by little until you get a smooth batter(add just enough to get a smooth batter).
  • Dip each marinated prawn in the batter and fry immediately. Fry  for 3-4 minutes maximum as prawns get cooked very fast. Remove and keep aside.
  • Add the prepared sauce to the fried prawns and toss well, until all the prawns are coated well with the sauce.
  • Chop some spring onion leaves and garnish on top of the prawns.
  • Serve immediately.


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