While at the park this afternoon, my daughter fell and we had to return to the house to clean her up and find her a Dora band aid. My son was not ready to leave the park but I promised him he could help cook shrimp for dinner!
My son, the fisherman, went to work defrosting the shrimp in the sink, pulling off the tails, and helping stir the sauce. Everyone built his or her own tacos to perfection. The only unfortunate thing about this recipe is that we ate all the shrimp and wanted more! Get messy! Have fun! And eat healthy!
|Sautéing the shrimp for a total of 6 minutes!|
Simple Shrimp Taco Recipe:
*1 lbs raw shrimp- deveined and peeled (if frozen, defrost by running cold water over shrimp for 10 minutes)
olive oil cooking spray
1 tsp garlic- minced
2 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp paprika
1 lemon- fresh squeezed
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (if you prefer spicy use 1 tsp)
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
2 tsp Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (use 3 tsp if you prefer super spicy)
8 corn tortillas- microwave for 30 seconds layering tortilla then paper towel, tortilla, paper towel…
romaine lettuce- shredded
1 avocado- sliced
1 tomato- sliced
1.) In a bowl, salt and pepper the raw shrimp.
2.) Pour on olive oil, garlic, paprika, most of the lemon juice (save a squeeze for the sauce), and red pepper flakes. Blend with a spoon. Marinate shrimp 15 minutes while prepping the sauce and toppings.
3.) In a small bowl, combine yogurt, hot sauce, and lemon juice.
|Mixing the sauce.|
4.) Slice lettuce, tomatoes, and avocados.
|Pick your favorite toppings.|
5.) In a sauté pan, spray cooking spray and put on medium high heat. Add marinated shrimp and cook 3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn opaque. (Use tongs, they make flipping shrimp easy.)
6.) Build tacos with your favorite toppings!
*I bought my frozen shrimp from Target’s Archer Farms and they were AMAZING! I am not affiliated with Target (wish I was), but I LOVE this store! You can buy diapers, socks, garbage bags, a new cute shirt, all these ingredients, and parking is free!
|Delicious simple sauce!|