Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

From August 25, 2005:  These shrimp tacos are very quick and easy to put together and make a nice light meal.  Serve the tacos with black beans and rice (perhaps a cilantro-lime rice) to make a more substancial meal.  Filling possibilites are endless……play around with ingredients to find the combination you like. I really like shrimp tacos with slices of fresh avocado (or guacamole) with grilled onions and bell peppers.

For the shrimp tacos (like the ones shown in the picture), you will need:

shrimp, shelled, deveined, and roughly chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper (cumin and chili flakes are also good seasonings)
resh juice from a lime
chopped cilantro

Saute shrimp in a small amount of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.  When shrimp is cooked (be careful not to overcook), squeeze in fresh lime juice and add chopped cilantro.  Use mixture to fill tacos.

fresh corn tortillas, warmed
shredded cabbage
chopped cilantro
favorite salsa
lime wedges

Fill warmed tortilla with a little bit of shrimp mixture.  Top with cabbage, cilantro and salsa.  squeeze a bit of lime juice over taco contents and eat.

other toppings to consider:
chopped onion
fresh avocado slices
grated cheese (mozzarella, queso fresco, cojita, etc.)
sliced radishes
grilled bell peppers and onions
salsa verde
mango salsa
black beans


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