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Corona Prawn Sandwich with Chipotle Yogurt and Slaw

 

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This recipe was the result of two completely unrelated ideas that came together into one perfectly spicy, tangy and completely delicious sandwich.

The first inspiration was Cinco de Mayo. Though often confused with Mexico’s Independance Day, which is September 16th, Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration to commemorate Mexican victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Over the last week I’ve been seeing recipes all over social media paying tribute to Cinco de Mayo and was inspired to create one of my own.

The second, far less inspiring reason, was an excess of hot dog buns in my pantry. For some reason, whenever I make hotdogs (not very often), I always seem to buy a package of eight hotdogs and a package of twelve hotdog buns. Who does that? Is it just me? I prefer to think that it’s just that the brands I favour seem to have this odd little packaging issue going on. AKA: not my fault πŸ˜‰ It also, just so happens, that half the time my little monkeys want their hotdogs in a bun and half the time they don’t. The result, of course, is that whenever I make hotdogs, I have a bunch of buns leftover. Luckily, hot dog buns are good for more than just hot dogs and while I could have used any other type of bun for this sandwich, the hot dog buns worked perfectly.

The recipe below seems like it’s got a lot going on; a lot of ingredients and a lot of steps, but it’s actually incredibly easy to make and will come together quite quickly. You can also make the coleslaw and chipotle sauce ahead of time. The marinade too, so long as you don’t put it on the prawns until about 20 minutes prior to cooking them. Give it a go and let me know what you think πŸ™‚

Prawn Marinade:

1/4 Cup lime juice

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp coriander

1 lbs prawns, peeled and deveined

Whisk together the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the prawns and toss gently. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes, while preparing the rest of the recipe.

Chipotle Sauce:

1/2 Cup greek yogurt

1 chipotle pepper, chopped

1 tbsp adobo sauce

1 tbsp lime juice

2 tsp honey (optional)

Combine all ingredients and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Coleslaw:

2 Cups red cabbage, chopped

2 green onions, sliced

1/2 Cup gala apple, chopped (any sweet, crisp apple would work)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp lime juice

salt and pepper

In a salad bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add the cabbage, onions and apples and toss together. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

To finish:

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tbsp onion, finely chopped

1/2 Cup Corona

Marinated Prawns

6 hotdog buns

chipotle sauce

coleslaw

1/4 Cup cilantro for garnish

preheat the oven to 375 degrees Farenheit

Toast the buns in the oven for about 5 minutes until golden.

Heat 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (or your preferred cooking oil) over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute for just a minute until they start to sweat. Pour in the Corona and then add the prawns.Cook for 2-3 minutes until the prawns are pink and cooked through.

Spread about 2 tbsp of the chipotle sauce on a bun. Fill the bun with a generous helping of the coleslaw and 4-5 prawns. Top with some cilantro and serve.

Spicy Prawn Soup

Spicy Prawn Soup

Spicy Prawn Soup

 

This soup is a variation of one of my mother in law’s favourite recipes. She calls her recipe zuppa soup, but I’ve changed the name to Spicy Prawn Soup to better describe it. Let me just say that I have a really hard time following recipes, which might seem pretty obvious given that the first thing I did was change the name of this one. When it came time to make the soup, I couldn’t help myself, I had to make a few little tweaks. That’s how I cook, feeling my way through a recipe and tweaking little things as I go. I feel that recipes are really more of a Continue reading

Tequila Lime Prawns with Southwest Salad

Tequila Lime Prawns with a Southwest Salad

Tequila Lime Prawns with a Southwest Salad

 

Have you heard the saying “when it rains, it pours”? That’s what this past week as been like for me. All in a good way, but chaotic none the less. There’s a few reasons why it’s been chaotic, some of which are of my own making, but sometimes life just rolls like that. I always make the mistake of assuming that January is going to be a calm month. A month to rest and recoup from the holidays and get back on track. It usually takes me about a week to realize my mistake. This past week, I feel like I’ve been running around like mad trying to get everything done and forgetting a few things along the way. Like yesterday for example; somehow between noon and 3 pm I completely forgot that I was supposed to pick up my order from the local farm that I buy most of my Continue reading

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