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Air Fryer Coconut Panko Prawns and Peanut Sauce

Use your air fryer to whip up perfectly crisp coconut prawns and toss them into salads or pile them into wraps for a satisfying work-from-home-lunch.

From the book


This is such a quality work-from-home lunch. They are lovely with a salad or even in some wraps. Peanut sauce with coconut prawns is a match made in heaven, but if you’re not a fan of peanuts, you could also mix up some sweet chilli, honey, garlic and soy sauce for a honey chilli dressing.

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120g panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
50g flour
2 eggs, beaten
400g raw prawns, peeled
low-calorie oil spray
salt and pepper, to taste
For the peanut sauce:
3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
150ml water
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground ginger

Essential kit

You will need: an air fryer.


In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and coconut, and season with salt and pepper.

Put the flour into one bowl and the beaten egg in another. Coat the prawns in the flour, then dip into the egg, shaking off any excess, then roll them in the breadcrumb mix to coat.

Spray really well with a low-calorie spray and air-fry at 200°C for 10 minutes.

While the prawns are cooking, whip up your peanut sauce by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Add some more water if it looks too thick.

Serve the prawns with the peanut sauce.


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From the book: Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book

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