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Mayonnaise Prawns with Pineapple

Mayonnaise Pineapple Prawns

  • Author: Cherie
  • Prep Time: 35 Mins
  • Cook Time: 6 Mins
  • Total Time: 41 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 - 3 Adults 1x


Air-fried crispy prawns tossed in tangy, creamy mayonnaise sauce. Serve together with pineapple cubes for a refreshing appetizer!




  • 1518 Tiger Prawns (About 580 – 600g, in shells)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Dash of White Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 6 tbsp cornstarch
  • Oil, for brushing (air-frying)
  • 3 rings of canned pineapple slices (about half can)


  • 2.5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 12 tsp honey
  • 12 tsp lemon juice


  1. Clean the prawns, remove the shells and devein by slitting along the curved side of prawn.
  2. Marinate prawns with salt, white pepper and oil. Set aside in fridge for about 20 mins.
  3. Preheat air-fryer to 200C. Prepare mayonnaise sauce by mixing mayonnaise, honey and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  4. Prepare pineapple cubes by cutting the canned pineapple slices into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  5. After marinating, coat prawns in beaten egg, followed by cornstarch. Ensure prawns are coated well in beaten egg before coating with cornstarch.
  6. Place prepared prawns in preheated air-fryer in single layer. Brush on some oil and air-fry at 200C for 3 mins. After 3 mins, check that surface of prawns are golden brown. Flip over and brush with some oil. Air fry for another 2 – 3 mins. Check that both sides of prawns are golden brown.
  7. Toss cooked prawns in prepared mayonnaise sauce to coat well. Add in pineapple cubes and toss slightly.
  8. Plate and serve immediately or warm.


If you do not have air-fryer, you can deep fry the prawns for 1-3 mins.

I’ve used 1 tsp of honey and 2 tsp of lemon juice here. You can tweak the amount of honey and lemon juice according to your taste preference.

I’ll recommend you to add in 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of lemon juice first. Taste and check if you prefer a sweeter or more tangy taste. Do note that the sauce should taste more sourish on its own; the sour taste will tone down after tossing with prawns.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fry

Keywords: Prawns