When I came home from the long weekend John had graciously picked up a few items, but the fridge was still sparse.
Hungry and tired after a couple of days back to the grind I wanted to whip up a fun appetizer for us to enjoy dinner.
Wanting to use up what we had on hand, in under 10 minutes, I came up with these flash in the pan spicy prawns.
I used some defrosted prawns from the freezer, rinsed them, then simply heated them up in a cast iron skillet with some hot sauce, liquid smoke, chili powder and salsa.
While I always prefer fresh prawns for flavor, I have a bag of frozen ones on hand for moments like this. Since the flavor is never as impressive as the fresh ones, adding a little spice gives it the necessary kick.
I served it with a little guacamole, salsa dipping sauce for fun. It was the perfect light appetizer, little time, lots of flavour, and light on labour.
- 12 prawns (defrosted, deveined and cooked)
- tsp oil
- liquid smoke
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp hot sauce
- 3 tbsp salsa
- ½ avocado combined with salsa and lime juice
- If using frozen cooked prawns, defrost and rinse
- Heat pan to a medium high heat
- Add tsp of oil to pan
- When hot, add prawns and sauté with chill powder, hot sauce and salsa
- Serve with a simple guacamole made of avocado, salsa and lime juice