Low Calorie Jerk Prawn Tacos

Prawn jerk Tacos
Jerk Prawn Tacos

Another Wednesday and another low-calorie main meal to prepare. I’ve had these Jerk Prawn Tacos in mind for some time. The Jerk seasoning adds a massive punch for very little calories, and Prawns are very low in calories, around 65 per 100 grams for uncooked meat.  Add a bit of low-calorie Coleslaw which uses Yogurt, ground Coriander and Lime juice to replace the full fat Mayonnaise. Wrap it all in a 8 inch soft taco with crispy Iceberg lettuce and devour – all this tops the scales at only 300 calories per taco.

This is a relatively quick midweek meal to make. You could save time by buying a ready-made coleslaw but you won’t have control of the calories, and let’s be honest it should only take 10 minutes for the slowest kitchen hand to make a slaw like this. If you aren’t calorie counting go ahead and use store-bought Mayonnaise.

prawn tacos marinating_sm
prawn tacos marinating_sm

Low Calorie Pork Jerk Tacos


240 grams Raw Prawns shelled and deveined (no tails)
2 x 8 inch flour Tortilla
1 tsp Jerk Seasoning
3 x Tablespoons low-fat yogurt
75 grams carrot grated
75 grams Cabbage thinly sliced
25 grams Red onion sliced finely
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 x Lime juice only
½ tsp ground coriander
100 grams Shredded Iceberg Lettuce

Prawns in the cast iron pan
Prawns in the cast iron pan


Combine 1 tsp of Jerk Seasoning and 1 Tablespoon of Low fat yogurt, add to a bowl with the raw prawns and marinate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours (keep refrigerated)

Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of Yogurt with the ground coriander, juice of the 1/2 lime and fresh mint. Stir and add to a bowl with the carrot, cabbage and red onion. Mix with hands to combine a refrigerate until ready to use. The slaw should be well coated but not drowning in Yogurt.

Cook the prawns with the marinade in a cast iron skillet or non stick pan over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until just cooked.

Microwave or pan heat the Tortilla’s according to the manufactures instructions (I prefer them cooked in a dry pan until they start to char slightly)

Top the tortilla’s with half the Prawns, half the slaw, and half the lettuce. Wrap and eat.

Prawn jerk Tacos
Jerk Prawn Tacos

Careful you don't burn the wrap

Careful you don’t burn the Tortilla!

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