A platter of crispy gluten-free honey prawns sitting on crispy rice noodles with chopsticks on a blue board

Missing Chinese food since adopting a gluten-free diet? Our gluten-free honey prawns are so good even the fussiest eater won’t be able to tell the difference.

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes


1 cup gluten-free plain flour
2 tablespoons gluten-free baking powder
1 cup mineral water
¼ cup gluten-free cornflour
12-20 green prawns, peeled
1-2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Rice bran oil, for deep-frying
2-3 chopped shallots, finely chopped


1. Place flour in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Add mineral water and baking powder and stir to combine. Do not over-beat.

2. Coat each prawn in a little cornflour, then tip into batter and coat well. Shake of any excess batter.

3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Carefully place each prawn in the hot oil and fry for 5-7 minutes (depending on the thickness of the prawn) until the batter is golden brown and crisp. Remove from oil and drain on kitchen paper.

4. Drain oil from saucepan and melt honey over medium heat for a minute. Add prawns and toss to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds over prawns. Remove from pan and serve immediately topped with shallots.

This recipe for Gluten-Free Honey Prawns is extracted from Issue 4 of Australian Gluten-Free Life. For more delicious gluten-free makeovers pick up a copy today.

Recipe by Sandra Basic. Image by Brandee Meier