Crispy Prawn & Jalepeno Tacos With Red Coleslaw

Tacos are great fun and always taste great at any time of day. Fun and simple to make. Make them as dirty and messy as you wish, don’t forget the chilled beers and lots of wipes or kitchen roll close at hand. Enjoy!

25 minutes
20 minutes
5 minutes
4 Servings

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12x Large Peeled & Deveined King Prawn Tails
1x SmallBaking Potatoe (peeled)
1x Small Courgette
1x Small Carrot (peeled)
2x Dessert Spoon Sliced Jalapenos (Finely Chopped)
1x Small Red Onion
10cx Corriander (finely Chopped)
1x Red Chilli
100gx Plain Flour
1x Teaspoon Baking Powder
1x Egg
60g x Grated Manchego Cheese
4x Corn Tortillas
1. To begin, utilize a mandolin or a very sharp knife to cut the potato, courgette, carrot, and onion into fine julienne strips. Season the julienned vegetables with salt and pepper, allowing them to sit and soften for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and egg, stirring until a smooth batter forms. Add the diced chilli, chopped coriander, and chopped jalapenos to the batter, ensuring they are evenly incorporated.
3. Squeeze out any excess water from the julienned vegetables and then mix them thoroughly into the batter. This step ensures that all the ingredients are well bound together.
4. Preheat a fryer or a deep pan of vegetable oil to 160°C (320°F). Taking one prawn tail at a time, carefully wrap it in the vegetable batter, leaving a portion of the prawn exposed while ensuring an even coating of batter. Continue this process until all the prawns are wrapped.
5. Place the wrapped prawns in the hot oil and cook them until they turn a beautiful golden brown and acquire a crisp texture. It is important to monitor the cooking process to achieve the desired level of crispiness.
6. Once the prawns are cooked, remove them from the oil and allow them to dry and drain on kitchen paper. This helps to remove any excess oil, ensuring a lighter and less greasy result.
7. While the prawns are drying, heat your tacos either in a hot frying pan or in the oven. This step ensures that the tacos are warm and ready to be filled.
8. When ready to serve, assemble your tacos according to your preferences. Place the cooked prawns with vegetable batter inside the warmed tacos. For added flavor, generously add aioli, Harissa mayonnaise, and a squeeze of freshly squeezed lime.
9. Now, it's time to savor the delightful combination of flavors and textures in your homemade prawn tacos. Enjoy!

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Recipe Cuisine: Mexican

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