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Crispy prawn burgers and sweetcorn & mango salsa

John and Lisa make their version of some takeaway favourites in their Weekend Kitchen this week. They start with prawn burgers topped with a zesty sweetcorn and mango salsa.

Crispy prawn burgers and sweetcorn & mango salsa

Serves 4



  • Approx. 500g raw shelled prawns

  • 2 small red chillies, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated

  • 2 tsp ginger, peeled and grated

  • 1 egg, white only 

  • 2 spring onions, whites roughly chopped, greens chopped finely

  • A handful of fresh coriander, chopped

  • 2 tbsp. cornflour

  • 1 tsp of sesame oil 

  • Panko breadcrumbs

  • Rice crispies

  • Veg oil to fry 

  • Toasted sesame seeds to sprinkle over 

Serve with 

  • Brioche buns 

  • Sriracha mayo 

  • Iceberg lettuce 

  • Kimchi 

  • Pickles 

sweetcorn & mango salsa

  • 150g sweetcorn tin, drained

  • ½ red pepper, finely diced

  • 3 spring onions, finely sliced

  • 1 ripe mango, cubed

  • 1 clove of garlic, grated

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Salt and black pepper


1. Put half of the prawns in a food processor with the chilli, ginger, garlic and whites of the spring onions. Pulse the mixture until chunky and then spoon into a mixing bowl. 

2. Add the sesame oil to the mixture. 

3. Chop the remaining prawns into chunks and stir through the bowl of prawn paste.

4. Gently mix in the chopped coriander, the greens of spring onion, the egg white and the corn flour.

5. Scrunch panko breadcrumbs and rice crispies together in a bowl. 

6. Form the prawn mixture into 4 balls and roll in the panko mix until evenly coated. 

7. Next, flatten the patties into the desired size and shape (ensuring they aren’t too thick)

8. Pan fry for 3-4 minutes on each side. 

9. Once cooked through, sprinkle the patties with the toasted sesame seeds. 

10. Assemble in a bun with Sriracha mayo, iceberg lettuce and/or kimchi and serve alongside the sweetcorn and mango salsa. 

Sweetcorn & mango salsa

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 

2. Season to taste.

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