Prawn and Guacamole Nibbles
Last week I shared my thai prawn soup New Years eve disaster. Sadly these incidents are not rare in our house. As a result, I have perfected a few throw them together nibble ideas to save the day. These prawn and guacamole nibbles fit the bill perfectly. A canapé that can be made in 5 minutes and will have guests calling you ‘Nigella’. And all from ingredients you will have in your store cupboard or fridge.
- Wraps / flour tortillas – 1
- Guacamole (or avocado softened with lemon)
- Cooked and peeled prawns (1 per canapé)
- Cayenne pepper
- Lemon wedge to serve
Take the wrap and use a cookie cutter to make uniform shapes.
It’s well known in Paint Sew Glue Chew Towers that I’m a sucker for heart shaped foods, so that was my obvious shape choice -but go crazy and use whatever shape you want.
A circular disc would be less camp and kitsch. Obviously the cutter needs to be mouth sized – but far be it for me to suggest the size of your mouth.
Place the cut out wrap in a dry pan.
ToastToast on each side over a low heat to crisp up. You shouldn’t have to add any fat to the pan.
This stage can be done earlier in the day.
Spread a dollop of guacamole on each toasted heart.
I’ve used ready made guac, as I was all about the time saving. A dollop of chopped avocado and lemon or home made guacamole would be nicer. Add a cooled and peeled prawn. These are strictly speaking larger than ideal as they take over the heart shape….but they were all I had, as they were to have been added to my thai soup….
and 20 minutes before guests arrive…beggars can’t be choosers. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper….And serve with a wedge of lemon. I like to squirt a little before I serve, and then allow guests to add more if they wish.
And there we are. 5 minutes to a fancy dinner party worthy canapé. Prawn and guacamole nibbles.
These are such an easy canapé idea – fancy enough for a dinner party. Or spoil yourself and make a plate to eat all for yourself in front of a Netflix binge. I promise not to judge.
A quick canter trough amy of my food posts will highlight my love of heart shaped foods.
No I don’t understand it either, as I am literally the LEAST romantic person I know….but I do have a thing for little nibbly morsels of things. If you are less jaded and miserable than me, these would make a great valentine canapé.
these are so cute- unfortunately i’m gluten free so racking my brains about what i could use for the base
Hi Jenny – My local Tesco has a huge selection of gluten free products. Its such a common problem now. Im pretty sure I saw corn tortillas and brown rice tortillas!!
As well as packets of gluten and wheat free – (there was a whole isle of products!). Thanks for your comments, and for stopping by xx
Wow, such an inventive recipe! Thank you 🙂 How long did it take you to prepare it? It definitely wouldn’t take me only 5 minutes… 😉
Really honestly its five mins….I did them again for a dinner party on friday night. Other than the hearts being toasted, its a dollop of guac and a prawn on top. They did gets lots of oooh and ahhhs from my guests….so of course I wasn’t gonna admit how quick and easy!
Thanks for stopping by, and leaving a comment. xx
These look so pretty and sound delicious! Can’t wait to give them a a go.
Nicky at FDJ LDN HQ x
Thanks Nicky. Hope you enjoy them xx
Wow! I didn’t know that prawn and guacamole can go well together. I will surely try this on the weekend, the heart shape design is perfect idea for the Valentine’s day 😉 Thanks!
Thanks Criz. They go really well together. A decent squirt of lemon juice and some chilli really helps too. xx