Prawn tacos get kick from South African sauce

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Prawn tacos get kick from South African sauce

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ADRIENNE HARRIS
STYLED BY JAMIE GENOVESE. CONTRIBUTRED BY ADRIENNE HARRIS

From the menu … Yebo Beach Haus, 111 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta; 404-869-1992; yebobeachhaus.com

With regard to tacos, I thought there was nothing new under the sun. But having had dinner at Yebo Beach Haus, I can attest to the fact that the salsa on the prawn tacos is definitely a delicious and new taste treat. Is there any chance the chef will share the recipe for those fabulous prawn tacos?  — Pat Penn, Atlanta

Jaime Genovese, general manager for Yebo Beach Haus, was happy to share the recipe for their prawn tacos. The tacos will be on the menu for just a little bit longer. In a few weeks, the Beach Haus turns to Yebo Ski Haus and the prawn tacos won’t be back until next year.

Genovese notes that while you can make the Peri-Peri Aioli with any purchased peri-peri sauce, it’s best with True Story Brands’ signature Peri-Peri sauce, available for purchase at Biltong Bar or 10 Degrees South. True Story Brands is Justin Anthony’s hospitality group.

The Peri-Peri Prawn Tacos are part of the small plate menu which includes Curry Crab Claw and Bobotie Bunny Chow, two more dishes with the flavors of South Africa.

Yebo Beach Haus’ Peri-Peri Prawn Tacos

Mango Salsa

Peri-Peri Aioli

You can also make this sauce with peri-peri spice mix. It’s sold at some specialty stores like Cape Food & Beverage in Chamblee.

If you use the spice mix, omit the 2 tablespoons of peri-peri sauce and add the spice mix to taste.

If using peri-peri sauce, it often comes in both mild and hot flavors, so adjust the amount of sauce depending on your family’s tolerance for heat.

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