Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shrimp Tacos

This recipe is really yummy! I rarely cook seafood in my house because I don't like fish. I do love shrimp but have very little recipes I cook with that use shrimp. This, however, is quite delightful and easy. We will definitely be eating this again.

1/2 lb. shrimp (any size, I used 71-90)
1 medium red bell pepper cut into thick slices
1 red onion cut in thick slices for grilling
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
bamboo skewers (for grilling shrimp on grill)
Flour tortillas or crisp taco shells (whichever you prefer)

Taco garnishes:
sour cream
cilantro sprigs

1. Marinate shrimp, peppers, and onion with olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Marinate for at least 1 hour. (I marinated mine overnight.)

2. Spray grill with non stick spray or olive oil. Prep at high temperature. Arrange shrimp on bamboo skewers. Grill for 2 1/2 -3 minutes on each side. Grill the peppers and onion. You can just set them on the grill or use skewers. Peppers and onions should be grilled until nicely caramelized and tender. (So, we have to buy a new part for our grill so I used our George Foreman. It worked out great!)

3. Fill each tortilla or taco shell with some shrimp, peppers, and onions. Add a little lettuce, salsa, avocado, sour cream, cheese and cilantro. (Add or leave out any of the garnishes.) With these tacos, less is definitely more because you want the delicious flavor of the shrimp, peppers, and onions to come out.

Servings: 2-4

Adapted from: Simple, Seafood Summers Recipe Booklet

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