Saturday, August 6, 2011

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

This is what I am making for dinner tonight. It's a favorite recipe from Cuisine at Home magazine   ( It's a refreshing take on tacos and a very healthy meal. Total prep and cooking time runs about 30 minutes and this recipe serves 4. Enjoy!


For the Tacos
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 pound shrimp*
8 flour tortillas

For the Chipotle Sauce
1/2 cup sour cream**
1 1/2 teaspoons minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Kosher salt

For the Red Slaw
4 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  1. Prepare a charcoal fire for direct cooking over high heat. If using a gas grill, turn burners on high.
  2. Prepare shrimp marinade by combining lime juice, olive oil and chili powder. Add shrimp and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Combine all Chipotle Sauce ingredients.
  4. Combine all Red Slaw Ingredients.
  5. After shrimp has marinated for 20 minutes, put shrimp on skewers and grill for 3 minutes on each side (6 minutes total).
  6. Divide shrimp and red slaw among 8 tortillas and then drizzle each with chipotle sauce.
Wine pairing: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or a really cold bottle of El Pacifico Mexican beer.

*I use a size that yields 21-25 pieces of shrimp per pound
**The recipe says you can use either mayonnaise or sour cream. I hate all things mayo. You choose which you like best.

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