Sweet and sour prawns | Paleo and low carb dinner recipe


How good are sweet and sour prawns! But what’s even better… healthy sweet and sour prawns. This recipe is paleo, low carb and all kinds of delicious.

The recipe features in our recipe book along with 94 other super easy recipes. You can grab one of the very last copies here.

Feel free to add extra veggies, we reckon broccoli would be th perfect addition to get even more veggies onto your healthy dinner plate.

Oh also, we know we describe this healthy sweet and sour prawns recipe as low carb and you might not call cassava flour low carb, so feel free to leave out or swap to 1 tbs. coconut flour.

If you’re after some more Asian inspired healthy recipes… try this Paleo Satay Chicken recipe or this primal butter chicken, cashew chicken, sticky pork fried cauli-rice, or this insanely yum Fillipino adobo.

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Sweet and Sour Prawns
Serves 4
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 20 green prawns, peeled, tails on
  2. 1 red capsicum chopped
  3. 1 onion chopped
  4. 1⁄2 cup pineapple chopped
  5. 3 tbs. cassava/tapioca flour
  6. 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  7. 2 tbs. coconut aminos or tamari sauce
  8. 2 tbs. honey
  9. 2 tbs. fresh coriander (cilantro) chopped
  10. 2 tbs. sesame seeds
  11. 1 tsp. paprika
  12. coconut oil
  13. salt and pepper
For the Cauli-rice
  1. 2 shallots (scallions) sliced
  2. 1⁄2 cauliflower chopped into florets
  3. 2 cm (1 inch) piece ginger grated
  4. coconut oil
  1. In a bowl mix the cassava flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Add the prawns and coat with the flour mixture.
  2. In a large frypan on high heat, melt a little coconut oil and fry the prawns.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning until all sides brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add the onion and capsicum to the frypan and cook for about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the honey, vinegar, coconut aminos and pineapple to the pan.
  6. Add the cooked prawns back to the pan and continue to stir for 5 minutes until the veggies are just soft.
  7. Meanwhile get onto the cauli-rice!
  8. Grate the cauliflower florets or use a blender or food processor to create ‘rice’.
  9. In another medium pan, melt a little coconut oil and fry up the shallots and ginger.
  10. Add the grated cauliflower and stir fry for 10 minutes.
  11. Serve cauli-rice with delicious sweet and sour prawns and sprinkle with sesame seeds and fresh coriander!
  1. You can swap your prawns to chicken or pork pieces! Mmm delish!
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