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Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

25 minsServes 4Ingredients:500g prawns1 mango1 avocado2 Cucumber1 Jalapeno1/2 cup coriander leaves1 tbsp olive oil4 cloves garlic1 tbsp smoked paprika1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepper2 lime1 cup Greek yogurt10 Mini tortillas
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Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

with mango and lime
Makes 8 TACOS| Ready in 25 mins
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If summer had a flavour, this may just be it. Smoky garlic prawns with mango, avocado, cucumber, lime and Tajin make the most delicious tacos you’ll want to remake all summer long.

Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

These garlic prawn tacos with mango and lime are great as a main for 2-3 people or as an appetizer for 8 people. The ingredients sing of summertime and the best part is that they come together so quickly, you won’t spend hours in the kitchen.

What you need to make Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

Uncooked prawns, avocado, mango, cucumber, lime, smoked paprika, yogurt, coriander and olive oil
Large prawns
Make sure they’re fresh and smell of the sea
The quintessential summer ingredient
For a creamy element
For added freshness and crunch
To add a little heat
Coriander / cilantro leaves
You could also use mint if you’re not a fan of coriander
The ticket to flavour town
Smoked paprika
To add some smokey complexity
Salt and pepper
For seasoning
To bring out all of the flavours and add some tang
A delicious chilli lime seasoning available in most supermarkets
Greek yogurt
A sharp, cooling element
Mini tortillas
You can use corn or flour depending on preference

How to make Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

Avocado, mango, yogurt, salt cucumber, lime and Tajin
1. Ingredient prep

Prepare all the taco ingredients into little bowls. Heat each tortilla one at a time over a gas flame for about 5 seconds each side, or in a dry hot pan cook on each side for 20 seconds.

Raw prawns being covered in marinade
2. Make the prawn (shrimp) marinade

Combine the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil to a bowl, add the prawns (shrimp) and toss to coat.

Prawns cooking in a fry pan
3. Cook the prawns (shrimp)

In a pan on medium high heat, add a little olive oil then add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until prawn are fully cooked through.

Garlic prawn tacos with cucumber mango and jalapeño
4. Serve and assemble

Serve all the taco ingredients together for a DIY situation. To the taco, layer on a little yogurt, avocado, mango, cucumber then add the prawns, add coriander and tajin squeeze over lime and dig in.

Watch how to make Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

Frequently asked questions & tips for Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

What if mangos are out of season?
You can make these as they are without mango and just increase the avo and cucumber, or try tomato, it won’t have as much of a sweet flavour but it goes with all the other ingredients really well.
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Smoky Garlic Prawn Tacos

Cook Time
15 mins
Prep Time
10 mins
If summer had a flavour, this may just be it. Smoky garlic prawns with mango, avocado, cucumber, lime and Tajin make the most delicious tacos you’ll want to remake all summer long.
  • 500g prawns
  • 1 mango
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Cucumber
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 lime
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 10 Mini tortillas
Category - Seafood
Cuisine - Mexican inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
Other categories -
Seafood, Appetizers, Dinner, Entertaining, Little plates, Summer
Nutritional information
Calories 630.2 kcal32%
Carbohydrates 75.4 g25%
Sodium 1081.5 mg47%
Magnesium 315.6 mg79%
Protein 46.0 g92%
Sugar 17.0 g19%
Calcium 668.4 mg67%
Vitamin A 68%
Fat 19.9 g31%
Fiber 12.7 g51%
Iron 17.3 mg96%
Vitamin C 256%

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