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Tangy Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients - For the Shrimp

  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled, tail removed, deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Serve with

  • 8 flour tortillas warm
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup charred salsa verde recipe on this site
  • 1 cup queso fresco crumbled
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Other (optional) Accompaniments

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño thinly sliced
  • pickled red onions
  • tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Place peeled and deveined shrimp in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin and 1 teaspoon oil. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Place a pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and let it heat until it's slick, but not quite smoking. Add shrimp to the pan in a single layer and cook until just slightly turning pink, 1-2 minutes. Use a pair of tongs to flip them in the pan and continue cooking an additional minute. Add the garlic, lime zest and lime juice. Cook and stir for an additional minute. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.
  3. To assemble: place 4-5 shrimp in a warm tortilla, top with additional cilantro, charred salsa verde and crumbled queso fresco. Add other accompaniments if desired. Finish with a squeeze of lime

Recipe Notes

Serve with a side of yellow rice, or white rice and black beans. (I always top the beans with additional salsa).

Nutrition Facts

 

Amount Per Serving

 

  % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18g                                    

28%

Saturated Fat 8g                            

40%

Cholesterol 35mg                             

12%

Sodium 2014mg                                 

 84%

Potassium 403mg                                 

12%

Total Carbohydrates 37g                     

12%

Dietary Fiber 1g                                     

4%

Sugars 8g

 

Protein 13g                                         

26%

 

Vitamin A                                          

20.4%

Vitamin C                                          

8.9%

Calcium                                             

30.7%

Iron                                                     

14.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.