April 3, 2012

Prawn Lime and Avocado Tacos

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In this household it is usually spicy minced beef and handfuls of full flavoured grated cheddar that ends up in tacos, If feeling daring and a little extravagant then a dollop of sour cream and a sprig of lettuce are added as a final flourish. Lovely, tasty and quick to prepare but not really a healthy option.

So a quick seafood for meat substitution, more salad leaves, no cheese and the addition of a ripe avocado and this little zesty number is born – Prawn, Lime and Avocado Tacos. The dish still utilises most of (ubiquitous) Old El Paso Taco Kit contents, only the tomato based salsa is ignored.

The refreshing burst of lime and the spicy edge from the packs seasoning calls for a wine equally fresh and vibrant. I think I might just have found the perfect match in the form of Caliterra Tributo Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc but any decent Sauvignon Blanc or Sauvignon/Semillon blend should work wonders.

Prawn Lime and Avocado Tacos

Prawn Lime and Avocado Tacos

Prawn Lime and Avocado Tacos
A near perfect zesty seafood dish combining flavour, texture and deliciousness
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Old El Paso Taco Kit
  2. Large Prawns about 3 per taco
  3. Zest and Juice from 1 lime
  4. A little vegetable oil
  5. 1 avocado peeled, stoned and diced
  6. Thin slices from a red onion
  7. Rocket, Watercress and Spinach mix
  8. For the Topping
  9. Finely Chopped Coriander
  10. Zest and Juice of 1 lime
  11. Sour cream
Instructions
  1. Coat the prawns in the taco spice mix with the oil, lime zest and lime juice. Warm the taco shells in the oven as per pack instructions. Quickly fry the prawns until pink and cooked through, should take only a couple of minutes.
  2. Mix to taste, the coriander, lime zest and juice into the sour cream.
  3. In each taco shell place a little of the salad, avocado and onion and top with two or three prawns. Finish with a final flourish of the zesty sour cream.
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2 Comments
  1. breakfastatnatalies April 3, 2012

    I have tacos quite often, and I get a bit fed up with having beef or chicken…this seems like a nice, fresh alternative : )

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