Prawn and chicken tacos with avocados, tomato mole and mango salsa Recipe

  • 12 small soft taco shells
  • 20ml/¾fl oz vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 cascabel chiilies, finely chopped
  • 1 ancho chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200g tin sweetcorn, drained
  • 2 large tomatoes, deseeded, roughly chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large chicken breasts (175g/6¼oz each)
  • 200ml/7fl oz crème fraîche
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 12 large raw prawns, peeled
  • 200g bag corn chips
  • 100ml/3½fl oz vegetable oil
  • 1 green cabbage, very finely shredded
  • 20ml/¾fl oz olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large, under-ripe mango, diced
  • 1 red chilli, diced
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • handful fresh coriander leaves
  • handful fresh mint leaves
  • splash extra virgin olive oil
  • 2–3 large ripe avocados
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 10 drops Tabasco
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. To make the tomato mole, heat the oil in a saucepan over a high heat. Add the onion, chillies, garlic and sweetcorn and cook for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the tomatoes, season and stir. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Blend until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the chicken into finger-sized strips. Mix together the crème fraîche and egg and roll the chicken and prawns in the mixture. Crush the corn chips inside their bag. Drop the coated chicken and prawns into the bag and rustle it around so each piece is coated in corn chip crumbs. Leave for 5 minutes, so the corn chips go a little soggy.
  3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the chicken and prawns, in batches, for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is brown and crisp.
  4. In separate bowls, mix together the ingredients for the quick slaw and for the mango salsa.
  5. Cut the avocados in half lengthways and remove the seeds. Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh and put it in a large bowl. Mash the flesh very well with a fork and then mix in the juices, Tabasco and season.
  6. To serve, divide the smashed avocado between the tacos. Add the chicken and prawns and top with the tomato mole, quick slaw and mango salsa.