Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday is for Food: Shrimp Tacos

I have only recently started making seafood related meals. For most of my life I have had an aversion to all things seafood, especially fish. Shrimp sort of freaked me out too, but I would occasionally eat them if I was forced, I mean encouraged to. Daniel really enjoys seafood and has helped me to branch out and try new things, which I have to admit has been a really good thing for me. I never realized how many things I would like. I've really been missing out!

Last week, my friend Laura told me about these shrimp tacos that she had at her sister's house. They sounded delicious, so I tried them this week. They were amazing! So if you like shrimp and Mexican food, here is a super easy and yummy recipe.

Shrimp Tacos

What you need:
-Half a bag of medium size cooked shrimp (I think if I had bought large shrimp I would need less, so it's worth a try)
-1 ripe avocado
-1 lime
-some sliced red onion or cilantro (I don't like cilantro and I had red onion, so I substituted)
-Mission Homestyle Flour Tortillas (the best!)
-1 chili in adobo sauce, chopped
-1/4 cup of sour cream

How to make:
-Thaw shrimp according to instructions, heat for a few minutes in a skillet with a little oil and juice from the lime (I also added a little Kosher salt and cajun seasoning for flavor)
-Cut up the avocado, set aside
-Cut up the chili and mix in with sour cream
-Heat tortillas in microwave until warm
-Serve shrimp, avocado, sour cream mixture, and onions in warmed tortillas
Makes 4 tacos

Enjoy!!

We had chips and queso for a side. But rice or a vegetable would work well too.

2 comments:

debt said...

Will you make them when we come for to visit in a few weeks? Sounds yummy!!!

cdt said...

Yes I will! I didn't know if Dad would like them since he isn't a seafood fan (I get it from him!), but if I like them he probably will!