Grilled fish and prawn tacos recipe

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Prawn tacos with grilled fish are a simple dish full of bright and bold flavours.

fish tacos
  • healthy
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories476 Kcal24%
Fat21 g30%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%
Carbohydrates36 g14%

Our prawn tacos with grilled fish take leftover cooked prawns and fish and transform them into a spicy, Cajun-like filler for fresh and zesty tacos. Prawn tacos are the perfect thing to serve to a crowd of friends. Why not let everyone build their own tacos so they can adapt the filling to their own personal preference. Prawn tacos with grilled fish are a simple dish full of bright and bold flavours.


  • 1½tsp smoked paprika
  • 1½tsp garlic powder
  • ½tsp chilli powder
  • 300g leftover fish fillets
  • 250g cooked, shelled prawns
  • ¼ red cabbage, sliced
  • 2 limes, juiced

For the corn salsa

  • 2 corn, sliced off the cob
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 French shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp honey
  • lime wedges, to serve
  • sour cream, to serve
  • 4-6 soft corn tacos




  1. Mix together the paprika, garlic and chilli powder. Toss the cooked fish and prawns in the spices and leave to marinate for 10mins as you prepare the rest.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C. Wrap the corn tacos in tinfoil and place in the oven to warm whilst you prepare the salsa. Slice the cabbage and toss in the lime juice.
  3. For the salsa, mix together the corn, avocados, shallot and coriander leaves and stir in the olive oil, red wine vinegar and honey, season well to taste.
  4. Heat a glug of oil in a frying pan, and fry the fish and prawns over a high heat for 2-3 minutes until slightly charred and heated through. Serve the warm tacos topped with the fish, red cabbage, salsa, lime wedges and sour cream.
Top Tip for making Grilled fish and prawn tacos

If you don't have leftover cooked fish or prawns, you can marinate them raw and then cook for 5-10 mins more until cooked through.

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