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Shrimp Tacos

February 26, 2019

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com.

Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients

For the Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil,  divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 to 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • Garnishes: avocados, cilantro, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), lime wedges

For the Slaw & Shrimp Taco Sauce

  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 small jalapeño, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Zest and juice of 1 large or 2 small limes, about 2 teaspoons zest and 3 tablespoons juice
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage or slaw mix

Instructions

  1. Rinse and pat the shrimp dry, then transfer to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with the chili powder, chipotle chili, cumin, and salt. Toss to coat evenly. Let rest while you prepare the shrimp taco sauce and slaw.
  2. Prepare the sauce and slaw: In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the Greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, lime zest, and lime juice. Or chop by hand and mix together. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  3. Place the cabbage in a mixing bowl and toss with about 1/2 cup of the sauce. Add more sauce if you desire a creamier slaw, then reserve the rest of the sauce for serving.
  4. Cook the shrimp: In a large nonstick skillet over medium high, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add the shrimp and sauté just until the shrimp is cooked through and no longer translucent in the center, about 4 minutes. Do not overcook! Transfer the shrimp immediately to a plate.
  5. Warm the tortillas on a hot grill pan or heavy frying pan. To serve, fill the tortillas with your desired number of shrimp, then top generously with the slaw, extra sauce, a squeeze of lime juice, and any other desired toppings.
  6. Enjoy immediately.

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By Sally Roeckell
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She has photographed people, food and life all over the US and in Spain, Basque Country, The South of France and Paris. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features on 365 Barrington and on her website at TableAndDish.com.

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