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.