Healthy baked scampi

Fancy some healthy baked scampi? “Scampi is traditionally made with langoustines, but today they are super expensive, so good old raw king prawns will take their place,” says chef Chris Bavins.

“The little bit of coconut adds a bit of natural sweetness and interest to the scampi, but if you are not a fan, you can always leave it out.”

Healthy baked ‘scampi’ from Fakeaway by Chris Bavin

(Serves 4)

  • 40g plain flour
  • 1tsp paprika
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 120g dried breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs
  • 20g desiccated coconut
  • 400g peeled raw king prawns
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

For the tartare sauce:

  • 4tbsp mayonnaise
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1tbsp capers, finely chopped
  • 2 large gherkins, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper


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