Beer-battered Prawn tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos? A casual throw together of sour cream, slaw, guacamole, a protein of your choice and my favourite part the crunchy (or soft) vehicle that ties it all together! 

I spotted this exact recipe from Buzzfeed Tasty whilst fully immersing myself in every kind of food clip there is, as research to do my own. I’ve only recently purchased my first tripod! It feels good having the opportunity to invest in your own work. I am aiming (no pun intended) to purchase a 50mm 1.4 lens soon (hopefully second hand) I currently shoot with a 50mm 1.8 and a 18-55mm (the latter being a default standard lens that comes with the camera) 
This recipe for Buzzfeed Tasty  prawn tacos is the perfect accompaniment to the well deserved end of the week ice cold beer or glass of Chardonnay! And what better way to celebrate the beginning of a weekend with this treat! 

Beer batter Prawn tacos. 

For the sauce: 

– 1 cup of sour cream 

– 2 tablespoons of lime juice

– 1 tablespoon of lime zest

– 1 teaspoon of salt
For the coleslaw: 

-1 cup of red cabbage, chopped or julienned 

-1 cup of green cabbage, chopped or julienned

-1 jalapeño, chopped 

-1 lime, juiced 

-250g prawns, deveined and shelled 

-salt to taste 

-1 cup of flour 

-1 teaspoon of garlic powder

-1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

-1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper 

-1/2 teaspoon baking powder 

-1 cup of beer 

-oil for frying 

-taco shells or corn tortillas 


-sliced radishes 

-fresh coriander 
In a bowl, combine the sour cream, lime juice, zest and salt. Mix well. 

In a separate bowl, combine the julienned red and green cabbages, jalapeño, and lime juice, stir to combine. Now add two tablespoons of the sour cream sauce mix to the make a slaw. Mix until fully incorporated. 
Neat trick: If you’re not sure how to de-vein a prawn, stick a skewer through the tail end of the prawn, just at the spot where it bends with a gentle grip on it thread through the skewer and pull up to reveal the poo vein. Season the prawns with a little salt. 
Combine the flour, spices and baking powder in another bowl and whisk to combine. Pour in the beer and stir to fully incorporate. Heat a pot with oil to fry the prawns at about 180 degrees C. Add prawns to the batter. To check if the oil is at the desired temperature if you do not have a thermometer, break off a small piece of bread and add to the oil, if it Browns and crisps, it is ready. Add the prawns in batches lightly tapping off any excess batter before adding to the pot of oil. Fry for 4 minutes until golden brown and crisp. 
Heat taco shells or tortillas and assemble as you wish. Serve with an ice cold one! 

Happy weekend! x
**This is not a sponsored post and thus views are my own**

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