Gourmet Prawn Tacos

Tacos get more and more popular around the world and with good reason. They are a delicious, easy-to-make and fun food representative of the quintessential flavours of Mexican cuisine.

Enjoy these delicious gourmet Prawn Tacos paired with a bottle of Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa.


Prawn/Shrimp Taco Marinade:

  • 500g prawn meat, peeled and cleaned
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle powder 
  • 1/2 tsp smoked or normal paprika
  • 2 Tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Taco Slaw:

  • 8 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt, unsweetened
  • 1/4 coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Pink Taco Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream 
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp sriracha

To Cook & Serve

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 – 15 small tortillas 
  • Lime wedges 
  • Coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add the prawns and toss in the marinade.
  2. Heat up 1 Tbsp olive over high heat in a large pan. Add half the prawns and cook each side for 30 seconds.
  3. Transfer to bowl, loosely cover with foil. Cook the remaining prawns and also add to bowl once cooked.
  4. Serve with slaw, pink taco sauce, warm tortillas and lime wedges on the side.

Taco Slaw:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl then mix well.

Pink Taco Sauce:

  1. Mix ingredients and adjust Sriracha to your taste.