Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp.  Tacos.  Chili-lime sauce.  OK.  This is a very good combination.  I’m in.  As you all know I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipe ideas.  I don’t really need recipes so much.  I am really just looking for the inspiration.  Pictures are really all I need.  The recipes, for the most part, I can just look at a picture and I can figure out how to make it.

I knew dinner was going to be shrimp, but what I didn’t know was how I was going to cook them.  I did some research, looked through my extensive library, looked on the internet, and finally, I decided on the chili-lime shrimp.  I decided to make them into shrimp tacos at the last minute.  Definitely a shrimpilicious do-over!

The weather has warmed up enough to pull out the patio set and to start dining al fresco once again.  Shrimp tacos and a margarita out on the deck; definitely a great way to make the most out of these strange and crazy times.

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Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos

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1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined shrimp

1/3 cup lime juice

1 TBSP soy sauce

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp chocolate spiced chili

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp salt

cilantro

 

Mix all the ingredients together well and add the shrimp to marinate for about 10 minutes before cooking.

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You can saute or grill the shrimp.  Either way is fine.  I decided to saute mine this time.

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As the shrimp was cooking, I was also cooking up some roasted peppers and onions.  I roasted the peppers first until they were completely blackened, then I peeled them, and sliced them into thin strips.  I sauteed the onions and peppers in olive oil with salt & pepper.

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When the shrimp was done, I added some chopped cilantro and mixed it all together.  You can serve the shrimp as is, or use it for tacos like I did.

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I served my tacos with some Cubano style black beans and rice, made with corn, jalapenos, cumin, salt pepper and cilantro.  Esta muy, muy delicioso!  Desfruitas!

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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