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Spicy Prawn Tacos with Avocado and Refried Beans | Recipe

July 11, 2018

With all this wonderful weather going on, Dr W and I have been making a lot of summery food. My Spicy Prawn Tacos are the perfect mid week meal to share al fresco in the garden. Or in our case at the table with the French doors wide open.

There’s something about tacos and sharing style food in the summer. I think it’s because it’s quite close to a picnic! This recipe is fairly simple, you need to make the tomato sauce ahead of the prawns as they don’t take so long to cook. To go with just heat up the refried beans and chop up the avocado ready to serve as well. Don’t forget to warm your taco shells or tortillas through as well.




Spicy Prawn Tacos

A spicy sharing dinner that is really simple to make.
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author MissPond


  • 5 to matos chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • Hot sauce I used my home made chocolate habanero sauce
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 250 g prawns
  • 1 avocado chopped up
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 8 corn tortillas


For the Sauce

  1. Cook the onions in a pan with some oil on a medium heat until soft.
  2. Then add the garlic and half of the fresh chopped tomatoes. Stir then bring to a gentle simmer and add the hot sauce (add amount based on how spicy you like it) and 100ml water.
  3. Bubble for 10 mins. add more water if you need. When done, put to one side to cool. When cool (I did this just before serving) blend in a food processor until smooth. Then put in a bowl with the other taco building ingredients.

For the Prawns

  1. Soften onion in a frying pan with a little oil, then add the remainder of the fresh tomatos and gently simmer. Add the prawns in and cook until the prawns are cooked through.

For the tacos

  1. Build your tacos with all the wonderful ingredients you have! Add extra hot sauce if you wish.


We really enjoyed our mid-week taco evening. They were delicious and spicy, we fought over the last few prawns as they were just so tasty! Note: refried beans don’t photograph well at all do they?! Apologies!

So are you a fan of tacos? Would you give my Spicy Prawn Tacos a go? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte July 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Yum! I love tacos and I love prawns so this is perfect! x

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Prawn tacos are seriously tasty! You should give them a go x

  • Reply Ellie July 11, 2018 at 11:08 am

    This looks PERFECT for summer! i love prawns but somehow have never tried prawn tacos? Definitely one to add to the list!

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      You should definitely make prawn tacos, they’re seriously tasty!

  • Reply Naomi July 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

    You had me at tacos!!! I would never have thought to use prawns, but as soon as I read the ingredients and saw the pics, totally makes sense! Especially as a lighter summer alternative.

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      They definitely make a great summer taco!

  • Reply Angela Kate Webster | Cosmic Kick July 11, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Oh yes! Refried beans and garlic are my fav’s! they might not look the best but they always taste amazing. lol

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      I love spicy garlic refried beans 🙂 Yum!

  • Reply Jess July 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Mmmm it’s definitely taco weather isn’t it? These look awesome Emma. I’ll have mine with extra refried beans.

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      They’re easy to make veggie 🙂

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