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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos are simple and downright delicious to serve for lunch or dinner, the healthy combination of wonderful large shrimp, tomatoes, scallions, avocado, cilantro, lime juice and homemade salsa makes a fantastic light and refreshing meal.

A Taco is a traditionally a Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.  Tacos can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese

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The taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico, history suggests that the people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally had made tacos filled with small fish indigenous to the area.Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast in history enjoyed by Europeans. It has never been made clear why the Spanish used the word, “taco”, to describe the indigenous food.

Tacos de Camarones or shrimp tacos have been said to have originated in Baja California in Mexico. Grilled or fried shrimp may be used, usually with accompaniments such lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and a sour cream or citrus and mayonnaise sauce, all placed on top of a corn or flour tortilla

Ingredients needed:
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and steamed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 1-2 medium avocado, sliced and peeled
  • 10 corn tortillas, grilled
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Fresh grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Favorite Homemade Salsa to serve.

 

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos are simple and downright delicious to serve for lunch or dinner, the healthy combination of wonderful large shrimp, tomatoes, scallions, avocado, cilantro, lime juice and homemade salsa makes a fantastic light and refreshing meal.
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled, deveined, and steamed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions
  • 1-2 medium avocado sliced and peeled
  • 10 corn tortillas grilled
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Fresh grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • Favorite Homemade Salsa to serve.
Instructions
  1. In a glass dish large enough to accommodate shrimp, add the olive oil, lime, cumin, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and 1/2 of cilantro, then add the shrimp in and gently toss. Marinate in the mixture for 30 minutes.
  2. Steam fresh cleaned, and deveined shrimp in a steamer till pink on the outside and the meat turns white about 3-5 minutes, (careful not to overcook)
  3. Meanwhile, heat grill, or lined skillet to high. Place corn tortilla on the grill till you have light lines from the grill on the side about 45 seconds, flip and repeat.
  4. Assemble the tacos with tomatoes, scallions, sliced avocado, chopped cilantro, and cheese.

 

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9 Comments

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    homemadefoodjunkie
    December 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    An easy, healthy, simple meal for the New Year. Fantastic!

  • Reply
    savoryexperiments
    August 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

    All the flavors I love in one meal!!! I can’t ever get enough tacos or shrimp. Mmm….

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 7, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Jessica!!! SHrimp are so delicious and definitely great as taco filling!!

  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    August 15, 2014 at 4:40 am

    G’day! Love shrimp and love tacos too! Great recipe Heidy! Wish I could taste one right now too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks Joanne! Cilantro and lime are such a wonderful flavor combo!!

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    Heidy L. McCallum
    January 22, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Hello Shanna,
    There is garlic in the Salsa Verde we use. 🙂

  • Reply
    Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward
    January 22, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Fresh and clean – with lovely flavor from herbs. Do you ever add any garlic, or is that in the salsa verde? I love this recipe – it is versatile and would welcome any fresh fish. Who doesn’t love authentic latino recipes? 🙂

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