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Recipe: Crispy Coconut Prawns with Tequila Lime Dip

We adore this recipe for crispy coconut prawns with tequila lime mayo dip. It’s one of our favourite treat dinners. Although half the prawns tend to not make it out the kitchen as we end up eating them as we cook!

Crispy Coconut Prawns with Tequila Lime Mayo

It does take a little bit of prep to make this dish as we are individually coating each prawn with the batter. Plus, we need prepare the dip ahead of time. But it is so worth the effort.

The prawns have a deliciously light and crispy coating thanks to the panko breadcrumbs. And the coconut adds a wonderful sweetness that complements the sweetness of the prawns.

Tequila Prawns

The tequila lime mayonnaise dip is incredibly more-ish. It’s just so tasty. In fact, you could probably use this dip for all sorts of things, such as a salad dressing, paired with chicken, or tofu. Make it thicker with more mayo and it could even be a good dip for tortilla chips.

Tequila Lime Mayo Dip

The dip includes a touch of agave syrup for sweetness and to enhance the base flavour of the tequila. It all comes together perfectly.

Serve the crispy coconut prawns with salad for the perfect summer meal. Or if you need some extra carbs in your life (I know I do!) cook up some rice to go with it.

Coconut Prawns and Tequila Dip
Tequila Prawns

CRISPY COCONUT PRAWNS WITH TEQUILA LIME DIP (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g Raw Prawns
  • 8 tbsp Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 8 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 pinch of Sea Salt Flakes
  • 1 Egg
  • 5 tbsp Plain Flour
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying

For the dip

  • 5 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tsp Tequila
  • 1tsp Agave Syrup
  • 1 Pinch of Sea Salt Flakes

METHOD

  1. Prepare the dip first – whisk the ingredients together until smooth (the mayo may look clumpy at first but just keep whisking). Cover and refrigerate until serving. I recommend adding a little lime zest at serving time to add a little more colour.
  2. Place the flour on a plate, lightly whisk the egg in a shallow bowl, and mix together the panko breadcrumbs, dessicated coconut, and salt on a plate. This is your dipping station!
  3. Dip the prawns, one by one, first in the flour followed by the egg then gently toss in the breadcrumb mix.
  4. Heat the oil in wide, high-sided frying pan. Make sure the oil is super hot, and be careful not to splash.
  5. When the oil is hot, carefully add a few prawns. They should sizzle immediately. Fry for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and rest on a plate covered with a few layers of paper towels. Fry the prawns in small batches until done.
  6. Serve the crispy coconut prawns with the dip on the side.

Cheers!

Crispy Coconut Prawns with Lime Tequila Dip

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Recipe: Tequila Chicken Nachos

Today I’m sharing my tequila chicken nachos. Ah nachos… such a crowd pleaser. The platter-style, sharing dish that encourages social interaction and offers a variety of combinations to keep everybody happy.

Tequila Chicken Nachos
Tequila Chicken Nachos Recipe

This recipe for tequila chicken nachos is like a traybake. We marinate the tequila chicken, cook it up, then assemble a big baking tray full of delicious things such as cheese, sweetcorn, black beans, onion, tomatoes, and jalepeno chillis. We finish it off with a few dollops of fresh soured cream, and a big helping of guacamole.

Nachos are comfort food at its best.

How To Make Tequila Chicken Nachos

If you like chicken nachos, we’re pretty sure you’ll love tequila chicken nachos.

For this recipe, you will want to make the marinade for the chicken ahead of time. Ideally you want the chicken to sit in the marinade for at least 2 hours. You then fry up the chicken so it’s totally cooked.

Tequila Chicken Nachos recipe

Next is the fun bit, spreading a large baking tray (use the biggest and widest you can find) with crunchy tortilla chips and then adding all your fave toppings, except for the soured cream and guacamole (those go on at the very end).

Now, some of you may remember my tequila chicken from a couple of weeks ago. Well, you might notice that I make the marinade differently here. That’s simply because I’ve been experimenting so much with recipes recently that I like to switch up the spices I use and ratios. It’s the fun part of cooking!

If you prefer the other tequila chicken recipe use that instead, either will taste great.

Tequila Chicken Nachos

We love eating tequila chicken nachos at barbecues or simply relaxing on the sofa watching our favourite shows on television. Or if you serving buffet style maybe pair this with our tequila-infused coleslaw.

You can pick and choose which toppings you want to add to your nachos traybake.

And if there’s anything we didn’t add, let us know in the comments section below what your favourite nachos topping is!

Recipe for Tequila Chicken Nachos

TEQUILA CHICKEN NACHOS (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS

For the tequila chicken

  • 500g Chicken Breast, cut into bitesize pieces
  • 100ml Tequila Blanco (Read: How to choose a tequila)
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice (about the equivalent of 1 lime)
  • 1tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1tsp Sea Salt Flakes
  • 1tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

For the nachos

  • Tortilla Chips (1-2 large bags will do it)
  • Grated Cheese
  • Jalepenos Chillis
  • Large Tomato, deseeded and diced
  • Red Onion, finely diced
  • Sweetcorn, small can
  • Black Beans, small can
  • 1 Avocado (or make your own Guacamole)
  • Soured Cream

METHOD

  1. Combine the chicken marinade ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Add the chicken pieces and stir until all pieces are fully covered. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Spread the tortilla chips across a large baking tray. Try to cover any gaps.
  3. Sprinkle half the cheese evenly over the tortilla chips.
  4. Now sprinkle on the other ingredients – red onion, tomato, sweetcorn, black beans, and jalepeno chillis.
  5. Once the chicken has marinaded the colour will turn slightly white. Now heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat, and cook the chicken for 7-10 minutes until white all the way through and golden brown on the outside. Sprinkle the chicken evenly over the tortilla chips.
  6. Finish the tray bake with a final sprinkling of shredded cheese.
  7. Heat the grill on a high heat and pop the traybake underneath. Allow to cook until the cheese has melted is just starting to turn gold.
  8. Serve the tequila chicken nachos immediately with a few dollops of soured cream and guacamole.

Cheers!

Tequila Chicken Nachos

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Recipe: Tequila Coleslaw

This recipe for tequila coleslaw is surprisingly tasty. It’s a nice twist on that classic side dish, and we find the depth of flavour the tequila adds perfectly complements the creaminess of the mayo, and the zesty-ness of the lime.

Tequila Coleslaw
Tequila Coleslaw

Plus, making your own coleslaw is a must. It’s so much more delicious than the shop-bought stuff, and we love the extra crunchy texture of fresh-on-the-table coleslaw.

Our tequila coleslaw recipe has lime juice and coriander to add to the Mexican vibes of this dish. But you can reduce the lime juice if you prefer less of a sour note. Plus, the fresh coriander is totally optional, so you don’t need to add that at all if you’re not a fan of coriander/cilantro.

Tequila Coleslaw Recipe
How to Make Tequila Coleslaw

The simple base for this tequila coleslaw is just shredded red cabbage, white cabbage, carrot and spring onion. The texture is deliciously crunchy, the flavour is fresh and uplifting.

Pair the tequila coleslaw with a barbecue spread, buffet, or even our popular tequila chicken recipe. We like to make a big bowl of tequila coleslaw so that we have leftovers to keep in the fridge and pick at throughout the week. We add a big dollop of this coleslaw to almost all of our meals – sandwiches, roast meats, even pies.

Making Tequila Coleslaw
Tequila Coleslaw

It’s super easy to make your own coleslaw, of course we recommend adding a splash of tequila, but take this as inspiration however you like, just give it a go this season!

Tequila Coleslaw Recipe

TEQUILA COLESLAW (serves 6-8)

INGREDIENTS

  • 70g Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Tequila
  • 1 Pinch of Sea Salt Flakes
  • 1 Pinch of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (optional)
  • 3 Spring Onions, cut diagonally
  • 1/4 Red Cabbage, finely sliced and shredded
  • 1/4 White Cabbage, finely sliced and shredded
  • 1-2 Carrots, shredded

METHOD

  1. First we prepare the dressing. In a bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, tequila, salt and pepper until smooth. It might look lumpy at first, but keep whisking and it will soon become smooth. Stir through the fresh coriander, if using.
  2. In a large bowl combine the spring onions, red and white cabbage, and carrots. Pour over the dressing and with tongs mix the vegetables until fully coated in the dressing. Taste for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Serve immediately. Or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Cheers!

Tequila Coleslaw
Coleslaw with Tequila

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Recipe: Tequila Lime Chicken

This is a recipe for tequila lime chicken, a delicious variation on grilled chicken which works in so many scenarios. You can serve it in a tortilla wrap, with rice, or tossed in a salad. It’s delicious on nachos, and it works great as part of a barbecue spread. We love this tequila chicken recipe.

Tequila Chicken Recipe
Recipe for Tequila Chicken
Tequila Chicken

Two ways to make tequila lime chicken

There are two ways of working with this recipe. First you could go for the dry version involving a skillet or a barbecue. Or you can go the wet version where you chop the chicken up and cooked down in the marinade to create a sauce. Both versions taste great!

For the marinade we used a blanco tequila (read here about the different types of tequila) which adds a nice of depth of flavour without overpowering the dish.

Tequila Chicken Recipe

We recommend using more or less lime juice depending on how much sour flavour you prefer. We love the sourness of the lime, contrasting with the depth of the alcohol, a touch of spice, and the freshness brought by the coriander and fresh chilli.

This tequila lime chicken is incredibly more-ish. It has the immediate zesty flavour of the lime, but the tequila adds a lovely depth that you probably wouldn’t guess was tequila to start with.

We made the tequila lime chicken to go in our toasted tortilla wraps along with our new tequila coleslaw recipe. This is perfect summer loving food enjoyed al fresco as the sun is setting.

Tequila Chicken Recipe

TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN (serves up to 4)

Ingredients:

  • 500g Chicken Breast, cut into long strips
  • 100ml Tequila (Blanco is probably best)
  • 3-4 Limes, juiced
  • 1tbsp Garlic Puree
  • 1/2tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2tsp Black Pepper
  • 1tsp of Salt
  • 2tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Fresh Chilli, finely chopped
  • Handful of Fresh Coriander, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl combine the tequila, lime juice, garlic puree, smoked paprika, chilli flakes, black pepper, salt, vegetable oil, fresh chilli and fresh coriander. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined before adding the chicken strips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if you have the time.
  2. Heat an iron skillet or oven-safe frying pan on a high heat, use a drizzle of oil if it isn’t non-stick. Add the chicken strips and allow to cook without moving them for about 5 minutes on each side. You want a nice chargrill mark.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180C. Once the tequila lime chicken is chargrilled on both sides. Cover loosely with foil and transfer to the oven for a further 10 minutes to cook the middle. Check the chicken is cooked all the way through, no pink bits!
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh coriander.
  5. If making the sauce version, don’t bake in the oven. Instead, remove the chicken strips and chop into bitesize pieces before returning to the frying pan. Pour in the rest of the marinade and allow the mixture to simmer for about 5-7minutes. Turn the chicken pieces halfway through. The sauce should reduce by half . Check the chicken is cooked through, then serve. This version is great with rice.

Cheers!

How to make tequila chicken
Making tequila chicken
Tequila Chicken

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