Prawn Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Prawn Tacos with Pineapple Salsa | The Mother Cooker

I adore tacos, they are in my top five favourite foods. It turns out seafood is up there too, so the combination is perfection to me. Pile on a zingy pineapple salsa and it’s heaven on a plate. I’ve always loved the ease of tacos, the small portions and layers of flavour just speak to me. Pineapple is delicious in a salsa, if you’ve never tried strawberries, they are great too.

These prawn creations are a mix of delicate spice, coconut and refreshing salsa. It all balances itself out wonderfully and they go great with these pineapple and lemonade slushies. They are great for a crowd as they are sociable and people can pile things on themselves. I love just putting loads of different dishes piled with delicious things in the middle of the table and letting people get stuck in.

Prawn Tacos with Pineapple salsa

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins

  • 600g raw king prawns
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp desicated coconut
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic granuals
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 150g pineapple, cut into small chunks
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • Bunch of coriander, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  1. For salsa, add all chopped ingredients to a bowl with juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Make guacamole by mashing avocados and adding juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Add wraps one at a time to a dry frying pan until toasted, keep warm in a tea towel.
  4. For tacos, add oil, prawns, coconut and spices to a pan and cook on high heat until pink and cooked through.
  5. Assemble tacos by piling them with all the different elements.