Spicy Grilled Shrimp Taco Recipe @pinch

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

spicy grilled shrimp taco
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Recipe Cuisine: Mexican Recipe Category: Seafood Appetizers Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound(s) medium shrimp
  • peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 3 clove(s) garlic
  • minced
  • 1 teaspoon(s) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 medium lime
  • 3 cup(s) shredded red cabbage (1 large head)
  • 6 ounce(s) Mexican crema (sour cream or creme fresh can be substitutes)
  • 12 - 6-inch corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon(s) finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper
  • finely chopped (seeds and membrane removed)
  • 1 bunch(es) fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium avocado optional for garnish
Intructions :
  • 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.
  • Rinse shrimp, pat dry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl combine sour cream and chipotle pepper, set aside.
  • Wrap tortillas in foil.
  • Thread shrimp on 10-inch metal skewers. Note
  • if using wooden skewers
  • soak in water 30 minutes before using.
  • 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.
  • 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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