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  • Writer's pictureAarti Kapoor

Piri Piri Prawns

King prawns marinated in lemon, piri piri mix and salt. Grilled and served in a soft shell tacos along with avocado salsa and a simple cabbage carrot salad. A hearty and delicious meal.

Piri Piri Prawns:


250 gms King Prawns - Shells removed, cleaned and deveined

Juice of 2 limes

Salt to taste

Siri Piri spice mix - 1.5 tbsp or more if needed

Marinate the prawns in the above spices and leave for 10 minutes. Heat up a grill pan and grill the prawns, 2 minutes each side until pink. Do not overcook the prawns because they will become chewy.

Toss the prawns in butter once done to add extra flavour.

If you do not have piri piri spice mix you can use a spice mix of your choice. Chill flakes work just as well.

Avocado Salsa:


Onion - 1/2 chopped fine

Garlic - 2 pods, chopped fine

Tomato - 1, deseeded and chopped fine

Lime juice - 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped fine

Green chili or jalapeño - 1, chopped fine with seeds removed

Avocado - 1, chopped into chunks

Salt to taste

Mix the onion, tomato, garlic, green chile, and avocado in a large mixing bowl. Finish it up with lemon juice and coriander leaves. Finally, add salt to taste and give it one final toss. Chill until ready to serve.

Cabbage Carrot salad with lemon coriander dressing



Cabbage - 1/2 small cabbage, sliced fine

Carrots - 1, sliced into juveniles

Spring onions - 1, sliced fine


Sour cream - 1/2 cup

Extra virgin olive oil - 1 tbsp

Garlic - 1 pod

coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

salt to taste

cayenne pepper - 1 tsp (optional)

Blend the sour cream, garlic and coriander leaves into a smooth paste in a blender. Add a tbsp of water to loosen up the dressing. Now add salt and cayenne pepper to the dressing.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss the salad well so that the cabbage weighs down a bit and resembles a cole slaw.

To serve, warm up soft shell tacos in an oven at 200 C for 10 minutes. Remember to wrap them up in aluminium foil before you add them to the oven.

Now layer the prawns in the tacos followed by salad and salsa.

You can also used tortillas or hard shell tacos if you prefer. Enjoy guys!!

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