Monday, June 7, 2010

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

A few weeks ago I received a preview magazine for Cuisine at home in my mailbox. After looking through it and loving a lot of the recipes, I decided to subscribe to it since I'm always trying to get inspired by new and different things. I received my first issue a few days ago and the poor magazine is now covered in little sticky notes for all the recipes I'm planning on making.

The first one I chose caught my eye immediately as I flipped through the first few pages. I picked the Shrimp Tacos. The picture just screamed "summer time" and they looked incredibly delicious.

There are 3 components to this recipe. The marinated shrimp, a wonderful (and easy) slaw, and an incredibly tasty chipotle sauce. What makes this recipe even better is that the shrimp are grilled, to us that means the oven stays off, which is an added bonus for us here, especially since our temperatures have hit 110 degrees F over the past weekend.

The meal comes together quickly, the shrimp marinates while you prepare the sauce and the slaw. Grilling the shrimp takes no more then a few minutes from start to finish, I would almost go as far as calling this a "fast-food" meal, since dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes flat.

I have always enjoyed a good fish taco and still do, but this is my new favorite seafood taco. The taste is absolutely mouthwatering and amazing, but what makes this even more interesting is that each of the components of the taco aren't calling for a whole lot of ingredients, but once you put this together it's so good.  I didn't make a lot of changes, but went ahead and used double the ingredients in the sauce since it was so tasty.

I served these Tacos with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans. Stay tuned this week for recipes for both of these side dishes. They were just as good, plus you don't want to miss this weeks Ice Cream Flavor, it is out of this world!

So if you are trying to celebrate summer to it's fullest, and you love seafood, then make these tacos, they sure were a hit at our home.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos
~serves 4~

For the shrimp tacos:
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 pound (about 24)large shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas

For the chipotle sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
3 teaspoons chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Salt to taste

For the red slaw:
4 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Salt to taste

Whisk together 1/2 cup lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, and chili powder for the shrimp. Add the cleaned shrimp to the marinade and chill until ready to skewer (about 10-15 minutes).

Preheat on side of the grill to medium-high and the other side to medium-low.

In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, chipotles, honey, and lime juice for the sauce. Season with salt and chill until ready to serve, or up to 2 days.

Combine cabbage, scallions, cilantro, 1 tablespoon oil, and vinegar for the slaw. Season with salt and chill until ready to serve, or up to 1 hour.

Warp tortillas in foil. Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked bamboo skewers.

Grill foil-wrapped tortillas, covered, over medium-low heat, 3-4 minutes. Flip and grill 3-4 minutes more. Grill shrimp skewers, covered, over medium-high heat, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove tortillas and skewers from the grill.

To serve, divide slaw and shrimp among 8 tortillas; drizzle with sauce.

Adapted from: Cuisine At Home


  1. Yum! Those sound scrumptious and you are right, also very summery. I'm going to be trying this one.

  2. Those look good. Sorry about your 110 heat. At least it's not hot and humid.

  3. Having not yet eaten lunch my mouth is watering from looking at these pictures! If only they were sitting right in front of me!

    I love your blog!


  4. Rocquie - I hope you do try them, they are so delicious :o)

    M @ Betty Crapper - These are our dog days! Most people are inside in the winter and we spent about 3 month inside in the summer LOL

    Jordan - thank you for your nice comments! Thanks for stopping by and welcome :o)

  5. This is a beautiful meal, Susi. Cuisine at Home is one of my favorite cooking magazines. It has never disappointed me. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Susi, I can't eat the shrimp but they do make a faux shrimp which I don't use often but this looks like it is worth it. I have to find out what fish it is made of. I have no idea if it tastes like shrimp. Regardless, I think it is worth making this.

    I must say, I am relieved you have the ice cream down a notch. One look and I want it.


Leave a comment and make my day


Related Posts with Thumbnails