Crispy Prawn Cocktail with Pineapple, Mango and Mint Salsa
12 large prawns, shelled and deveined
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon togarashi pepper (optional)
5 ounces soda water
3 cups oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
1. Dissolve sugar in lime juice and fish sauce. Add and mix all the remaining ingredients for the salsa. Pour into four glasses. Set aside to chill.
2. In a pot, heat oil to 300ºF. Meanwhile, mix flour, togarashi pepper, and soda water. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Stir mixture until you get a medium consistency.
3. Dip prawns in the batter mixture. Gently lower each prawn into hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place prawns in the glass containing the salsa. Serve immediately.