Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Recipe: Perfectly Peachy Caribbean Prawn Tacos

This is a one-pan recipe that looks and tastes like you put hours into cooking it but really only takes about twenty-minutes from start to finish. Add a little more time if you'll be serving your filling on toasted corn tortillas.

You'll Need:

26 - 30 Prawns, Pealed & Deveined
- (I used a bag of prawns from Fred Meyers frozen section. Thaw first.)
4 Medium Peaches, Pitted & Thinly Sliced
1/8 cup Chopped Cilantro
1 1/2 TBSP Johnny's Jamaican Me Crazy Seasoning
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 Large Purple Onion, Finely Chopped
1 TBSP Olive Oil
8 Small Corn Tortillas
- (or any kind of tortillas or shells)
Olive Oil Spray (optional, for toasting corn tortillas.)
Favorite Taco Toppings
- (I used avacado and pico de gillo from the store.)


1. Warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a large frying pan.
2. Add in onion and cook until onions are almost clear.
3. Turn up heat to medium. Add in sliced peaches and cilantro and let simmer for about three minutes.
4. While onion and peach mixture is simmering, put prawns in a bowl with Worcestershire Sauce and Seasoning. Stir until well coated.
5. Add prawns to frying pan. Saute until prawns are well done, stirring frequently.

Now dish your prawn mixture into your tortillas of choice, add toppings and serve with a salad, or alone. Super filling and extra yummy!

To Toast Corn Tortillas:

Do this first if you're planning on having toasted tortillas.

1. Spray the pan you're going to use for the taco mixture with olive oil spray and cook tortillas over medium heat, flipping when little brown spots begin to appear, about three minutes.
2. Place your tortillas on a plate, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven until your other ingredients are done cooking.

Quick Thaw Prawns:

Fred Meyer sells bags of frozen prawns for about $5.99. When I'm ready to make my tacos, I open the bag and fill it with hot water straight from the kitchen sink and let the prawns sit while I chop my onions. By the time I'm done, the prawns are well thawed and easy to squeeze out of their split shells.

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