From My Kitchen: Shrimp Tacos

I am a self-admitted taco-holic. No support group necessary, I just go for it. Fish tacos, carnitas, ground beef, chicken, I think I have posted them all on my blog, even a vegetarian one with cauliflower. So here is the missing piece to the taco puzzle: the shrimp taco. These tacos are bursting with flavor, from the taco itself to the crema and the slaw. Everything is working well together. It takes a few steps, but it is not difficult at all!

What you’ll need:

For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • flour tortillas

For the crema:

  • 2 large ripe avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 – 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

For the slaw:

  • 1 sliced jalapeno
  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage
  • 1/2 whole milk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Add all ingredients for the crema in a food processor and pulse until creamy consistency is formed. Add all ingredients for the slaw in a medium bowl and mix well. Refrigerate both.

To make the marinade for the shrimp, combine all ingredients (expect shrimp), mix well and marinate shrimp in it for at least 30 minutes.

Add vegetable oil to a frying pan, and fry the shrimp for about 5 minutes. Assemble tacos any way you please. If you want to add anything else, feel free to do so, be creative!

Buen Provecho!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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