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Chipotle Prawn Burritos with Corn Salad

I’m really good at this. You have no idea.

These are clean and crisp and delicious, as close as I’ve gotten to the kind of Mexican food I had in San Diego. Note that a relative lot of it is supermarket-available, because that’s what I had to hand. The salad makes more than you need, stick it in the fridge and scoff it with whatever needs a nice clean-tasting accompaniment.

Makes 4 burritos
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 350g king prawns (2 packs from Tesco)
  • 3 limes
  • 250g lime & coriander rice (mine was a bag of Tilda)

Marinade

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp chipotle paste (Sainsburys)
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, ground
  • ½ tsp hot chilli powder

Corn Salad

  • 340g sweetcorn (1 large can)
  • 2 bell peppers (I had 1 red, 1 orange)
  • 3 spring onions
  • Large bunch coriander, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients with the juice of two of the limes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Stick the prawns in a bowl, pour the marinade over, stir so the prawns are covered, cover with cling-film, then stick it in the fridge. Don’t touch it for at least two hours.
  3. Make the salad. Chop the peppers into sweetcorn-size pieces. Remove the white inch of the spring onions, then chop into sweetcorn-sized chunks. Add them to a bowl with the sweetcorn and coriander. Season well with salt and the juice of the remaining lime.
  4. Stick a pan over a high heat. Remove the prawns from the marinade and cook for a couple of minutes each side, then remove from the heat.
  5. Cook the rice according to the packet’s instructions.
  6. Give the tortillas a minute in the microwave under a paper towel, to soften.
  7. Assemble: Stick ¼ of the rice on a tortilla. Top with ¼ of the prawns, then a couple of tablespoons of the salad. Fold the sides in and roll bottom-to-top. Leave to rest with the join down for about 30 seconds, then optionally wrap in foil.
  8. Get it down ye. Goes particularly well with chipotle hot sauce.
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