Chinese Salt And Pepper Prawns

A Chinese classic with the finest of Scottish Langoustines.


1k raw unshelled prawns/Scottish langoustines        
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
1 tsp Sichuan peppercorns ground 1 teaspoon ground black peppercorns
2 tbsp salt a little oil for searing

1. Dry fry the salt for a few minutes to colour slightly then add the 5 spice, the Sichuan pepper and the black pepper. Remove from the heat and cool.
2. Meanwhile griddle or fry the prawns in the minimum of oil until cooked about 30-40 seconds.
3. Add a little of the salt mixture to the pan and toss for another 30 seconds.
4. Serve immediately with lemon juice and chives to garnish.