Fried Prawn Tacos


We’re excited to have celebrity chef, author of My Italian Kitchen, TV personality and restaurant owner, Laura Sharrad, share some of her favourite recipes. Check out her zesty Fried Prawn Tacos.

Fried Prawn Tacos

Serves 4–6 people


Prawn filling

  • 12 whole king prawns, body shells removed, heads and tail still intact
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Plain flour
  • Eggs
  • Oil, for frying


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 truss tomato, diced
  • 1 tbs pickled jalapeños, diced
  • ¼ cup coriander
  • 1 lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 1 truss tomato, diced
  • 1 red shallot, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

To serve

  • 1 packet soft tortillas
  • Coriander
  • Lime


  1. Preheat the oil.
  2. Coat the prawns in flour, then egg, then the panko breadcrumbs and fry until golden. Drain and cool.
  3. To make the guacamole, mix the avocado with the diced tomato, jalapeños, coriander, lime and season to taste.
  4. To make the salsa, combined the diced tomato, shallot and cucumber and season with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  5. Assemble tacos with salsa, guacamole, a prawn in each, extra coriander and a squeeze of lime