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Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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shrimp tacos
These tacos are reminiscent of street food you might find in a beach town in Mexico. This is a guide about shrimp tacos.
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May 7, 2015

These are healthy, fresh and delicious. Once I had these, I swore I would never get tacos through fast food drive-through again. These are full of sautéed shrimp, smothered in cilantro and mango salsa, that can leave you feeling light and energized.

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Please don't be scared off by the long list of ingredients, once you taste them you will see that they are worth the effort. Enjoy!

Total Time: About an hour

Yield: About 8 small tacos

Source: Modified from a recipe in a book "Clean Eating".

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb peeled shrimp
  • 4 tsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed or extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salsa
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 3/4 cup or half of a large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup or more chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 4 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp minced jalapeno
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 2 pinch freshly ground sea salt
  • 2 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • lime wedges
  • additional extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
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Steps:

  1. You will combine all of your salsa ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill in the fridge while you are preparing the shrimp.
  2. Quick tip on the shrimp; if you want to save a load of time, buy it already peeled!
  3. Heat your oil in a pan over medium/high heat. Add your shrimp, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir continuously for only about 4 minutes. They cook quickly, and will now be a nice pink color.
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  6. Add some shrimp to your tortilla, and top with salsa. Drizzle with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil, and squeeze a fresh lime wedge over the top.
  7. Serve with brown rice and enjoy!
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October 2, 20120 found this helpful

A delicious alternative to the typical meat taco is a seafood taco. This page contains seafood taco recipes.

Shrimp Tacos

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