Honey and Tequila Prawn Toasts Recipe

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Don’t panic – it’s only a little tequila! This is a great starter for a dinner party or part of an evening meal or party. They are quite spicy, so moderate the marinade to serve your own taste buds.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes (until prawns turn pink and cooked through)



1 lb raw peeled prawns
2 tsp chili powder
Juice and zest of 1 lime
A little canola oil for frying (you can do these prawns on the barbeque as well)
1 tbsp honey
4 circles of bread, toasted

For the dip/sauce
Juice of 1 lime
2 shots tequila
1 tbsp honey
1tsp chili
A few grinds of black pepper



Mix together the marinade ingredients for the prawns – chili, honey, juice and zest of lime.

Mix the dip ingredients together in a separate bowl (you should not use any remaining marinade from the prawns as the dip).

Marinate the prawns for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a frying pan or skillet (you don’t need oil on the bbq if you are using it) and fry the prawns until pink and cooked through.

Cut out circles of bread either using a cutter or the rim of a glass or cup. Lightly toast.

Heap the prawns on to the toast so they are divided evenly. Serve with a salad garnish and either pour the marinade over the dish, or let your guests serve themselves.