Shrimp Tacos

After posting 3 different bar recipes in the past week, it’s definitely time to lighten things up a little around here.  These tacos and salsa are definitely a better indicators of how we’ve actually been eating recently and the meal such a great way to balance out some of the sweet stuff.   These shrimp tacos are light, super quick, and mucho healthy.   Shawnda actually chose them for her PPQ choice a few weeks ago but I wasn’t really “feeling” them back then.  And I’m not sure why because I knew they would be awesome…which, of course, they were.  I changed things up just a little, using ancho chile powder on the shrimp instead of cayenne and omitting the peppers, onions, and Worcestershire sauce. After an easy sauté, the shrimp are left with a hint of spice but combine perfectly with the cool mango salsa.  Top the tacos with a little lime sour cream (a little lime zest and juice mixed with sour cream) and you’ve got yourself a great meal!

In case you’re wondering about WW PointsPlus (as some of you have asked about), each taco consisted of 3 shrimp on a regular 6″ flour tortilla with about 1 tsp of shredded cheddar (not including sour cream) and was 5 Pts – the mango salsa is free.  Not too shabby!  I actually had quite a bit of salsa left over after only using 1/2lb of shrimp so I made another batch of shrimp yesterday morning while I was running around getting ready for work (roasted them at 425 degrees F for 8 minutes) and ate just the shrimp (9 shrimp) and salsa as a 2 Pt lunch yesterday – score!!

Shrimp Tacos/Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

    For the salsa:
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Thai-style sweet chile sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • For the tacos:
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ancho chile powder
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 8 small (6-inch) tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. To make the salsa: Combine the mango, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, salt, chili sauce, garlic, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or until ready to serve.
  2. To make the tacos: Rub the shrimp with chile powder and salt. In a large saute pan set over medium-high heat, heat oil and saute the shrimp 3 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they curl and turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the heat and serve the shrimp hot in warmed tortillas with mango salsa and cheese.

Source

source: adapted from The Pastry Queen, by Recbecca Rather

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2011/05/shrimp-tacos-quesadillas-with-mango-salsa/

Shrimp Tacos/Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

  • Prep Time: 10-15min
  • Cook Time: 3min
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the salsa:
2 mangoes, diced
1 fresh jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and finely diced
½ small red onion, diced
1 tbsp lime juice
½ tsp salt
¼ cup Thai-style sweet chile sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

For the tacos:
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ancho chile powder
2 tsp canola oil
Salt & Pepper
8 small (6-inch) tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  • 01

    To make the salsa: Combine the mango, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, salt, chili sauce, garlic, and cilantro in a medium bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or until ready to serve.

  • 02

    To make the tacos: Rub the shrimp with chile powder and salt.  In a large saute pan set over medium-high heat, heat oil and saute the shrimp 3 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they curl and turn pink.  Remove the shrimp from the heat and serve the shrimp hot in warmed tortillas with mango salsa and cheese.

adapted from The Pastry Queen by Recbecca Rather

  • May 17, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    Love the picture on top, it made my mouth water!

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