Spicy Grilled Shrimp Taco

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Chantell Byrd

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Ditch the jalapeno and garnish with avocado or mango salsa for a less spicy twist.

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Spice up your Taco Tuesdays this summer with these grilled shrimp tacos. Individually, each component is tasty. Once assembled, they're delicious. The seasoned grilled shrimp have a slick kick and are full of flavor. Slightly tangy, jalapeno adds a punch of flavor to the cabbage slaw. On top is a smoky chipotle and adobo crema that's fabulous on its own. Warming the tortillas on the grill is an excellent idea. Once assembled, these are made at home restaurant-quality shrimp tacos your family will love. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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Serves:
6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 medium
    lime
  • 3 c
    shredded red cabbage (1 large head)
  • 6 oz
    Mexican crema (sour cream or creme fresh can be substitutes)
  • 12
    6-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 tsp
    finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 small
    jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (seeds and membrane removed)
  • 1 bunch
    fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium
    avocado optional for garnish

How to Make Spicy Grilled Shrimp Taco

Step-by-Step

  1. Saute the minced garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes be careful not to burn. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse shrimp; pat dry.
  3. In a resealable plastic bag combine remaining olive oil, garlic, chili powder, and 1/4 tsp salt; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat shrimp. Chill 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile finely shred peel from lime and juice lime. For the lime slaw, in a large bowl combine the lime peel, lime juice, cabbage, jalapeno, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; set aside.
  5. In a small bowl combine sour cream and chipotle pepper; set aside.
  6. Wrap tortillas in foil.
  7. Thread shrimp on 10-inch metal skewers. Note, if using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before using.
  8. On a covered grill, grill tortilla packet directly over medium heat for 5 minutes; turning once. Add shrimp to grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until opaque, turning halfway through grilling. Shrimp can also be cooked on the stove-top in a skillet and tortillas can be heated in a 350 degree oven. Remove tortilla packet from grill. Remove shrimp from skewers.
  9. To serve, spread tortillas with sour cream mixture. Top with lime slaw and shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro and avocado slices, if desired.

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About Spicy Grilled Shrimp Taco

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Grilling Favorites
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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