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Beer Battered Prawn Tostadas Recipe

These are best eaten right away. The tortillas and prawns are best straight out of the pan, fresh and crunchy. So gather your friends in the kitchen with a few beers and margaritas, make them and eat them as you go!
Prawn Tostada recipe

Spiced Lime Salt and Beer Battered Prawn Tostadas with Peach Salsa, Chipotle Aioli and Cabbage

Chipotle Aioli
Spiced Lime Salt
Peach Salsa
Beer Batter

To make the aioli, combine the garlic, salt and egg in a food processor and process until creamy. Slowly add the oil in a steady stream, until all the oil is added and the aioli is thick and creamy. Add the chillies and the vinegar and process until just combined. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

To make the spiced lime salt, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.

To make the peach salsa, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine.

To make the tortillas, blend the masa, water and salt in a bowl and mix with your hands (for about 2 minutes) to create a soft pliable dough. Add more water or flour if necessary. To test if it’s ready, press a small ball of dough out flat – if the edges crack too much, you need to add a little more water. Bring dough into a ball and wrap in a damp tea towel. Rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Divide dough into 20g pieces, you should make about 24. Roll each into a walnut sized ball. Keep covered to avoid them drying out. Heat a nonstick pan over high heat. Using two pieces of nonstick baking paper, press each ball of dough between the two pieces of baking paper in the tortilla press.

Cook the tostadas as you go, placing them in the pan and turning once, until they turn golden brown, puff up a little and go slightly crunchy. (This takes about 1-2 minutes each side). If not eating straight away, keep cooked tostadas on a plate covered with a damp tea towel. Reheat in the pan (if necessary) for about 2 minutes.

To make the beer batter, combine the flour and beer in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the ice and mix until half melted, at this point the batter will be ready to use.

Once ready to eat, heat the sunflower oil in a deep saucepan. The oil is ready to use when a cube of bread turns golden brown in 30 seconds.

Toss the prawns in 2 tbs plain flour. Holding the prawns by the tail, dip each prawn in the batter, shaking off excess. Carefully place in the oil and fry for about 1 minute, or until golden and crunchy. Drain on paper towel and then toss with spiced lime salt.

To assemble the tostadas spread on a little aioli, followed by some cabbage, salsa and a prawn. Top with some fresh lime and coriander. ENJOY!

OTHER DELICIOUS VARIATIONS: Replace the prawns with fish or even sliced field mushrooms for a vegetarian version.

Prawn Tostada recipe
Prawn Tostada recipe
Prawn Tostada recipe
Prawn Tostada recipe
This recipe has been created for Swell by Ashleigh Hays.

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Measurements (cm) XS S M L XL XXL
A: Half Chest 46 49 52 55 58 61
B: Body Length 66 69 72 74 76 78
C: Sleeve Length 19.5 20.5 21.5 22.5 22.5 23.5