Monday, June 22, 2015

Strawberry Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Yes, I know that strawberry, chipotle and shrimp sound like a weird combination but the combination of the sweetness of the strawberry and the spiciness of the chipotle really go well together. The strawberry is used as part of a salsa and the chipotle is used in the shrimp marinade.

Strawberry Salsa

8 oz of strawberries cut into pieces
1/2 a small red onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 jalapeƱos mostly seeded and chopped (completely seed it if you want less heat)
A dash of salt and pepper
The juice of one lime

Mix everything in a bowl or tupperware and the put in the refrigerator so the flavors can meld.

Shrimp & Marinade

1 pound of raw shrimp deveined and tails removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Zest of 1 lime
The juice of 2 limes
A dash of salt and pepper
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons of the adobo liquid from a can of adobo peppers (use less if you want less heat)

Mix everything together in a bowl or tupperware and put in the refrigerator to marinate for about 30 minutes.

After the shrimp has finished marinating heat a cast iron pan or frying pan over medium high heat and cook the shrimp 1-2 minutes per side. While the shrimp is cooking get the rest of the taco ingredients ready.

Shredded cabbage (I am lazy and buy the already shredded kind)
Queso fresca (if you don't live in an area with a large Mexican population and can't find this you can use goat cheese but I won't be quite the same)
Corn tortillas

After the shrimp is cooked assemble the tacos and enjoy.  This makes 4 servings.

Why yes these tacos are quite delicious with a margarita!

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