Eating shrimp offers a variety of health benefits. Shrimp is packed with several vitamins and minerals and is a great source of protein. Added to that eating shrimp can also promote a healthy heart and brain due to the fact that shrimp contains omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin.
We’re going to be creating a delicious spicy shrimp loaded taco that is packed with flavor and healthy goodness.
Recipe: Homemade Spicy Shrimp Tacos
6-12 Large or Jumbo (fresh or frozen) Shrimp
Spicy Shrimp Taco Seasoning Mix:
2 teaspoons each chili powder and cumin
1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste – if you like it spicy – add some more)
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- First clean and de-vein your large or jumbo shrimp in cool water – (fresh or frozen) either work fine. (if you’re using tail on shrimp – remove the tails)
- Second meal use trimmings and odd-shaped pieces from the first meal.
- Re-heat in pan with olive oil and dill weed.
- Break fish apart into flakes and stir in freshly chopped cilantro to taste.
- Serve in heated taco shells with regular add-ons (onions, diced tomato, olives, sour cream, etc.) and Spanish rice.
Sauce: Pulse all the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender until mostly smooth.
Slaw: Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage. We’ll use the leftover sauce to top the tacos.
Shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Toss the shrimp in a small bowl with the spice mix to get it coated. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and saute for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through.
Assembly: For the prettiest and easiest-to-eat assembly, go in this order: smashed avocado, slaw, and shrimp. Finish with Cotjia cheese, lime wedges, and extra sauce.