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Crispy Prawn Tacos

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Crispy Prawn Tacos is a Mexican handheld dish prepared with lightly grilled flour tortillas filled with deep fried crispy prawns, avocadoes, radish, and coriander.


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Crispy Prawn

  • 24 pcs large prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • salt
  • oil

Pickled Red Onion

  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar



  1. Prepare your pickled red onion by combining all pickled red onion ingredients in a bowl, mix well then set it aside.
  2. Prepare the crispy prawn. In a bowl combine prawns, egg and salt, mix well then set aside.
  3. Place the rest of the crispy prawn ingredients in a container you can cover. Cover the container then shake to mix.
  4. Open the container, add four pieces of prawn at a time, cover the container then shake to coat the prawns evenly. Remove the prawn then place in a plate. Repeat this process with the remaining prawns.
  5. Cook prawns in a 180C preheated deep fryer by heating oil for deep frying in a wok. Cook prawns for 3-5 minutes or until prawns are cooked and crispy. Remove from the fryer then set it aside in a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  6. Prepare your taco. Heat flour tortilla over stove top either on open flame or over a dry pan. Once heated place tortilla in a serving plate.
  7. Put a teaspoonful of mayonnaise and spread it on the taco. Place 3 slices of avocadoes on top, followed by 3 slices of radish, Top it with 4 pieces of the cooked prawn. Garnish with coriander and pickled onions then drizzle some sriracha sauce on top then serve.