Looking for a tasty weeknight meal that you can whip up in 15 minutes? These ancho prawn tacos are the way to go. They’re packed with flavour and a great way to use up left over veggies.
You’ll need tortilla wraps, prawns, and a couple of store cupboard essentials. The rest is just a case of “what’s in the fridge?”
Peppers, avocado, corn, shredded cabbage, red onion, radish, coriander, chilli or tomatoes all work well in tacos. They’re such an easy recipe to dress up or down. You can throw all the veggies in raw or char the peppers and corn under the grill. Maybe turn the radish in to a quick pickle. If you want to take it up a level, try adding some blackened salsa, guacamole, salsa fresca or even mango pico de gallo – a match made in heaven for prawns.
Then there’s the ultimate taco. That has to have some kind of cool cream to battle some of the heat. The winner for me is an avocado and coriander sauce and I’ll share the recipe for that too.
Whatever you choose, the trick is to layer it up.
To make this an even more convenient week night meal, I always have a stash of tortillas and prawns in our freezer.
Prawns defrost in around 10 minutes if you place them in a sieve and leave them under cold running water. The tortillas will take around 40 seconds using the defrost function on a microwave. Add another ten minutes for prep/cook time and you have yourself a meal, freezer to plate in 20 minutes.
See, even this post has been super quick. Here’s the recipe:
- 240g Shelled king prawns
- ½ tbsp cornflour
- 2 tsp ground ancho
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 avocado
- 1 small bunch of coriander, stems removed
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed.
- Add the ancho, cumin, salt and cornflour to a bowl mixing until well combined.
- Roll the prawns in the mixture to coat them.
- Fry in 1tbsp of oil over a medium heat until the prawns are pink and opaque.
- Serve in warmed tortillas with your favourite taco toppings.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.
- Drizzle over tacos.
If you haven’t tried seafood tacos yet, you’re really missing out. Once you’ve tried this recipe you should check out my food hack to make the best fish tacos ever.