Shrimp Tacos

5 Minutes

9 Servings

Introduction

Shrimp tacos are quick and easy to make. Shrimps are very nutritious. It is relatively low in calories and contains a high level of calcium and good fat in addition to several vitamins and minerals. The antioxidants in shrimps are healthy for your skin. These substances will protect your cells from injury. It helps avoid wrinkles and prevents sun harm. Shrimp has a lot of selenium, too.

Shrimp Tacos

InStructions

  1. Add shrimp, 1 tbsp taco seasoning, garlic powder and pepper in a medium dish. Stir and put aside.

  2. In a small bowl, add yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, taco seasoning, cayenne and black pepper. Stir and put aside.

  3. Preheat a large non-stick ceramic skillet over high heat and add shrimp. Cook until pink on the surface, flip and cooked. Flip once for more char and press the spatula on the shrimp. Or you can grill shrimp on a high-heat grill mat.

  4. In a large bowl, add the slaw, cilantro, salt and nearly all the sauce, and save some for tacos. Gently stir.

  5. To assemble the tacos: Heat the tortillas in a cast iron pan over high heat for 10 seconds per side and press on with the spatula. Load each tortilla with 3-4 shrimp, some slaw and drizzle with the sauce. Serve right away, maybe with the quick guacamole.

Notes

Shrimp: Make sure the shrimp is adequately drained and dry. This would make sure that you have a char instead of releasing a bunch of water.


Yogurt: I do not suggest using 0% percent yogurt since there is a lack of taste in the slaw. We have already eliminated a lot of fat by scaling down the volume of mayo.


Serving:

Serve in 2 tortillas (double layer) by using small corn tortillas. They're fragile and appear to fall apart if they're fresh. That's just what they do in Mexico.


Add the diced avocado, pineapple and mango. Create mango salsa or pineapple salsa instead of eating shrimp tacos with slaws.


To make low carbohydrate: Create wraps of lettuce and serve in Boston or Romaine lettuce leaves (again double the layers to hold better).


Optional:   If you've got time, make the guacamole simple, dice some jalapenos for heat lovers, or make a taco bar.

Ingredients

Shrimp Tacos:

  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled & deveined (tails on)

  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 14 oz bag slaw or 3 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1/2 small bunch cilantro finely chopped

  • Avocado oil for frying

  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

  • 9 corn tortillas

  • Simple gucamole optional


Shrimp Taco Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2%+ fat

  • 1/4 cup mayo I use avocado oil

  • 1 lime juice 

  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • Pinch of cayenne

  • Fresh Ground black pepper to taste