3.26.2013

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa




Oh, happy day!
A new favorite recipe to add to our rotation right here.

I'm pretty sure I let out a mini happy yell (I did) after I took the first bite of these...
they are so flavorful, fresh, and delicious!

Not only that, the shrimp and the salsa is so good on it's own that this could easily be turned into a salad for lunch the next day, or if you would just prefer to not eat the tortillas! Perfect for spring.

You can adjust the spiciness of this dish, so don't be turned off by the title.
 I actually think it's the right amount of spice-not too spicy in my opinion.

Anyway, my point is-you must try these!
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Serves two
Recipe inspiration from here

For the salsa: 
+1/2 a pineapple, diced into small chunks
+1 fresh jalapeno (we used only half), seeds & ribs removed, cut into small dice
+1/4 red bell pepper, diced
+pinch of salt
+pinch of black pepper
+handful of cilantro, minced

Chop all the ingredients above and mix - set aside. 

For the shrimp:
+3/4 lb extra large shrimp
+1 tsp smoked paprika
+1 tsp chipotle chili powder
+1/2 tsp garlic powder
+1/2 tsp onion powder 
+large pinch cayenne pepper (skip this if you don't want it spicy)
+dash cumin
+1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
+vegetable oil

Thaw and peel the shrimp. While thawing, mix spice mixture together (all of it) in a bowl.
Drain shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in mixing bowl and drizzle with 2 tsp vegetable oil. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the shrimp and toss until the shrimp are evenly coated. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture over the shrimp and toss again.

Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet. Once oil is hot, add your shrimp. Cook for 1-2 minutes on first side then flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove the shrimp and place on a paper towel.

For the tacos:
+6 small tortillas (My favorite brand is La Tortilla Factory or whole wheat ones from Trader Joes-I was out of both this night so used regular flour)
+spinach
+one avocado, cut into thin slices
+sour cream, optional (or my favorite: plain greek yogurt!)

Warm your tortillas and put together your yummy tacos! 


*Make this dish even better by serving with blackberry + lemon infused water!
You can buy pitchers from Target that are perfect for this (I believe they are less than $10) or just cut up some lemons and put a handful of blackberries in a glass of water for an hour or so before drinking!

Then.....you feast.
(and add to your menu rotation) 


25 comments :

  1. Diggin' that signature girl :) And I will definitely be stealing this recipe. I'm not a shrimp person but I bet it'd still be awesome with chicken!

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  2. My husband and I had tacos really similar to this two nights ago! We used whitefish that we had in the freezer from a fishing trip of his, but just bought some shrimp to use up the rest of the taco ingredients in the next couple of days. We spiced the whitefish a little differently, we'll have to try this on the shrimp!
    grey et al

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  3. These look so good! I've never had shrimp tacos actually, but I want to try these :)

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  4. Mmmm, you can come over and cook these for me anytime you want. ;)

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  5. KATIE!

    can i be 10000% honest here. I have completely favorited about 10 of your recipes to my computer at home LOL and they become part of my rotation (4 bean chilly---HELLO?!?!)

    this is going to be added!!!

    Unfortunately will have to sub chicken or steak for the 5 year old (aka kurt lol) who doesnt eat shrimp but i'll be DEFF using shrimp!

    and love the idea of saving extras for salad!

    if i already didnt have a temper tantrum at the grocery store last night getting ingredients for dinner tonight, I would be making this. However the grocery store and I are in a fight.

    I LOVE YOU :-) Happy Tuesday!

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  6. this looks so good and fresh! i made some raw cauliflower rice last night :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  7. I LOVE your recipes. This is gonna be a must at our vegetarian household :-) thanks for sharing doll! My mouth is watering....

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  8. Yum, this recipe looks delicious! I loveee shrimp tacos, and I'm a huge fan of meals where the leftovers can be repurposed into something else (in this case, shrimp salads) Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely be trying it out! xoxo

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  9. These sound so yummy! We love anything spicy!!

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  10. Those sound so, so, so good! Makes me hungry just reading the recipe! It would be a really good salad too!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, these sound delicious!

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  12. They look healthy and delicious! I can't wait to try :)

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  13. I don't like shrimp but the salsa looks SO good!! I love fruit salsa w/ a spice.

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  14. Those tacos look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  15. I love shrimp tacos! I have a similar version on the blog that I make regularly. Happy Tuesday!

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  16. WOW looks so yummy, I need to try this!

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com

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  17. Shrimp tacos are my favorite! Yum. :)

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  18. these look DELICIOUS!! shrimp tacos are one of my fave

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