Prawn Acras

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

  • About

These are really easy and fun and great with chilli dipping sauce, or use Sauce Chien. Don’t be put off by the deep-frying; it is easy to do at the last minute if you take a little care.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) raw tiger prawns
  • 200


  • Pull the heads off the prawns and remove the little legs. (You can either discard these trimmings or use them to make fish stock.) With a sharp knife, make a shallow cut down the back of each prawn and, with your finger or a cocktail stick, remove and discard the black vein. If the prawns are very large, cut them in half.
  • Mix everything else – except the oil and s