Firecracker Shrimp Tacos
Summer is almost here. Are you ready for a spectacular taco recipe? These firecracker shrimp tacos are perfect for your summertime get together with friends and family.
Special note: You can always use chicken or pork if you aren’t a fan of shrimp. You can also use soft flour tortillas if you prefer them over corn. If you stick with shrimp, then make sure your pan is hot, this will prevent the shrimp from sticking.
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 6
1 cup jicama, shredded
1 cup red cabbage, shredded
1/3 cup red onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 chipotle peppers in adobo
36 medium shrimp
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
36 marinated shrimp (recipe given)
6 corn tortilla shells, warmed
3 cups jicama slaw (recipe given)
2 cups diced pineapple
3 scallions, chopped
½ cup white onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
For the jicama slaw:
Combine all of the listed ingredients and mix them thoroughly in a medium sized bowl. Once mixing is complete cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 1-2 hours.
For the marinated shrimp:
You will need to mince the chipotle peppers into a thick paste like consistency. Next you will add the pepper paste into a mixing bowl along with the shrimp, chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss the bowl in order to coat the shrimp. Once you see that the shrimp is properly coated cover and refrigerate for an hour.
For the tacos:
Heat vegetable oil in a large pan, over medium-high heat. We recommend sautéing the shrimp in small batches to prevent the pan from being crowded. Remember to sear evenly on both sides. When fully cooked remove from heat, about 2 minutes per side. Place 6 shrimp into the bottom of each warmed tortilla shell. Top evenly with the jicama slaw, diced pineapple, chopped scallion, diced onion and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately. Picture credit: Gil Reisfield / TODAY
If you are a shrimp taco lover or love all different kinds of tacos then you won't want to miss Texas Taco Music Fest 2017! At the festival there will be restaurants and vendors serving a wide variety of tacos. We hope to see you there on September 16, 207. Click here for ticket information.
The world’s most expensive taco was sold earlier this month at the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort. This pricey taco was being offered at the resorts fine-dining restaurant, Frida. What was the price tag for this unique taco? It was originally being sold for $25,000. This ultimate taco was eventually donated as a raffle item for a charity event since it never sold off the menu. In order to incentive generous attendees the resort stated that the winner of the exclusive taco would also receive their signature tacos along with a shot of Tequila Ley .925 tequila poured from Ley’s $3.5 million Ley Diamante bottle.
At the end of the evening, the world’s most expensive taco along with the shot of Tequila Ley was able to generate $27,960 for the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation. The charity centers around oncology, cardiology and pediatric intensive care for children. Two security guards along with the restaurants chef Juan Licerio had to escort the tequila and the expensive taco to the hands of the winner. The lucky winner ultimately gave the taco to two guests that were present at the charity event. When one of the guests was asked how it tasted she said that it was “totally delicious.”
You may not eat a $25,000 taco at this years Texas Taco Music Fest, but you will have the opportunity to try a variety of different tacos! You will also have the opportunity to participate in fun activities while listening to live music. Don't miss Texas Taco Music Fest 2017 taking place at Discovery Green on September 16th. Click here for ticket information.
Picture Courtesy of Grand Velas Los Cabos
Are you a taco fanatic? Then you should definitely check out this massive taco native to Corpus Christi. Those who see it in person have been taken aback by its unbelievable size.
This enormous taco was created by the owner of Recio’s Smokehouse Restaurant and Catering located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This baby-sized taco contains many ingredients common in breakfast tacos across the great state of Texas such as refried beans, chorizo, cheese, egg, potatoes, brisket, and breakfast sausage wrapped in a 24-inch tortilla. The difference from other breakfast tacos is, of course, the size of the tortilla and the fact that this colossal taco weighs 4.5-pounds!
The owner of the restaurant Minnie Recio stated that the idea to create this unique taco came from her sons that thought she should sell the biggest taco in the state of Texas. When she first started offering the taco it was priced at $3.50. Now Recio customers can purchase it for $12.99.
Last week a customer posted a picture of himself cradling the taco as if it was a baby on his Facebook timeline. His post went viral and was shared over 20,000 times, making Recio’s taco internet famous.
Similar to other restaurants in Texas and around the country Recio’s has a free-if-you-can-finish-it challenge. If any customer is able to completely consume the ginormous taco in less than 13 minutes they won’t have to pay for the taco. As you can imagine only a few people have managed to complete this challenge.
If you like tacos of all different sizes filled with all different kinds of ingredients than you will definitely want to come to the Texas Taco Music Fest! At this special event taco enthusiasts and music lovers will enjoy activities, shows, and of course tacos at Houston’s Discovery Green on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Click here for ticket information.
Photo: Courtesy, Recio's Smokehouse & Catering