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Erin MacDonald

Hailing from the rugged Canadian island of Newfoundland, Chef Erin is a Native American of the Mi’kmaq Qalipu Tribe (Pronounced: ha-lee-boo, Meaning: Caribou). As a Native American it should come as no surprise that her introduction to the kitchen was with wild game, such as caribou and moose, as well as traditionally procured wild produce, berries, mushrooms, and herbs.

Her quest to understand international cuisine took her to the island of Taiwan and then to Dubai, where she was formally trained in classic French culinary techniques. She currently lives in Abu Dhabi, where she has worked for the Canadian hotelier, Fairmont, and at the British culinary superstar Chef Marco Pierre White’s restaurant.

Join Chef Erin in Shifting Sands as she searches for the desert truffle in the fabled Empty Quarter; fishes for barracuda in the Strait of Hormuz; visits the exotic spice island of Zanzibar; explores the hidden souks in the Sultanate of Oman; and discovers the secret delights of the Honey Mountains.

Video Description

Classically trained in the French tradition of cooking, Chef Erin MacDonald also likes to experiment and constantly try new dishes. Learn some of her favourite, international dishes in this masterclass, from the comfort of home.

Learn how to make delicious and easy prawn tacos in this episode with Chef Erin. You'll want to make this recipe for your friends again and again.

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Corn tortillas

1/4 tsp of cumin

1/4 tsp of paprika

1 tsp of chilli powder

1/4 tsp of oregano

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1/4 tsp of chilli flakes

3 tbsp of water

10 - 12 prawns

1 tbsp of Dijon mustard

1 tbsp of mayo

1 bunch of chopped coriander to garnish


Toast all the spices in a pan and add a little water to make a paste.

Chop the raw prawns and add them to the pan.

Add the onions to the pan.

Add a little mayo and mustard to the pan and mix.

Over an open flame place the corn tortillas for seconds until they are charred.

Fill the tortilla with the prawn mix.