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Fried Prawn Tacos by Chef Laura Sharrad


By Chef Laura Sharrad

We’re excited to have celebrity chef, author of My Italian Kitchen, TV personality and restaurant owner, Laura Sharrad, share some of her favourite recipes. Check out her zesty Fried Prawn Tacos.

Fried Prawn Tacos

Serves 4–6 people

Fried Prawn Tacos by Chef Laura Sharrad


Prawn filling

  • 12 whole king prawns, body shells removed, heads and tail still intact
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Plain flour
  • Eggs
  • Oil, for frying


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 truss tomato, diced
  • 1 tbs pickled jalapeños, diced
  • ¼ cup coriander
  • 1 lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 1 truss tomato, diced
  • 1 red shallot, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

To serve

  • 1 packet soft tortillas
  • Coriander
  • Lime


  1. Preheat the oil.
  2. Coat the prawns in flour, then egg, then the panko breadcrumbs and fry until golden.Drain and cool.
  3. To make the guacamole, mix the avocado with the diced tomato, jalapeños, coriander, lime and season to taste.
  4. To make the salsa, combined the diced tomato, shallot and cucumber and season with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  5. Assemble tacos with salsa, guacamole, a prawn in each, extra coriander and a squeeze of lime.

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Laura Sharrad
Originally from Melbourne before relocating to McLaren Vale in South Australia, Laura Sharrad grew up with a wooden spoon in her hand cooking beside her nonnas. Her rich Italian heritage has played a heavy hand in her epicurean journey, which was further strengthened after living in Tuscany. A former MasterChef contestant and an extensively trained chef, the impressive career of this now-25-year-old has leapt from strength to strength. Laura recently opened her own restaurant, Nida Bar and Pasta, with her husband and fellow chef, Max Sharrad. With another restaurant and cookbook in the works, Laura says the long‑term dream is to buy a property on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, teach students to cook and grow produce for a small sustainable restaurant.
Instagram: @laurasharrad

Chef Laura Sharrad

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