Tacos origin from the Mexicans. These prawn tacos with mango are reminiscent of some I had while in Mexico during holidays.
They always remind me of being on vacation in this exotic country.
The thing I really love about these tacos is that they cook quickly and they are perfect for summer days and accompanied by some beers. In addition it is the perfect protein source for quick weekend dinners!
These prawn tacos are very easy and quick to make, as an option for dinner or just as a snack during the day. Tender Prawns, sweet and tangy mango, cilantro & lime, in an ultra crispy corn tortilla.
Everything about this is good and you are gonna love this recipe! It's the perfect combination of salt water and land ingredients.
The fresh mango is the perfect combination for the prawns. If you don't like mangoes, try pineapple instead!
When it's about Tacos, it's all about the corn tortilla. Some recipes prefer to use the soft tortilla, which I like to eat a lot as well. For this recipe I used the crispy tortilla shell, because it's a good contrast to the juicy, soft prawns.
It gives this dish a crunchiness that otherwise would be missing here. If you really prefer to go with the soft tortillas, I would recommend you to deep fry the prawns in a batter. That way you still would have that crunchiness in your tortilla! I guarantee you, both ways are really delicious!
If you can't buy crispy taco shells, then just do them by yourself - just cut rounds out of soft tortillas then drape them over the oven rack and bake them. Super easy to do.
Another important role in this dish are the fresh, high quality ingredients that you stuff into the tortillas! Make sure the prawns are fresh from the market and big in size. Don't overcook them, as you want to keep them soft and juicy. Pick a ripe mango and select fresh cilantro.
Pay attention to all those factors and you will get the perfect dish for the Summer season to surprise your family and friends!
A funny and playful way to eat those tortillas, is to serve all the ingredients separate in bowls, so that everyone at the table can assemble their own tacos and dig in with their hands. Great idea for a fun party with friends!Print