What's not to love about spicy shrimp tacos?? I saw this recipe on Kitchen Belleicious yesterday and then had my husband stop by the store for shrimp on the way home. I had everything else in the fridge needing to be used so it worked out perfectly. A couple of notes. Don't fear the sugar, it isn't that sweet. DO fear the chipotle sauce if you are not a spicy food fan. I actually added 2 teaspoons to make it hot, but I would say 1 teaspoon would make it medium. So if you are really against heat then you might want to cut that back for mild or maybe just add the pepper and not the chipotle sauce. Also, I didn't have Greek yogurt so I used half mayo and half sour cream in its place. I'm sure you could use all mayo, all sour cream, or even regular plain yogurt and it would work just fine.
Anyway, YUM! Try it, we LOVED it!
And guess what? This weekend I have actual adult person plans. Yay! I'm attending a wedding. Although, I can honestly say I'm not looking forward to this the way I once did. Of course, I'm still excited to see everyone, don't get me wrong! But the fact is my back hurts which means I walk like John Wayne. Yes, very attractive. At any point my back could go out and then I won't be able to walk at all. I am also huge and the classy, adorable, I've-been-dying-to-wear-this-thing-forever dress that I planned on wearing doesn't fit (as of 2 weeks ago). The replacement is a huge dress that looks like it came from a hippie's closet. I can't even wear heels to dress it up.
Large-o hippie John Wayne. Woohoo.
I'll survive though. And to make myself feel better I plan to make an extremely fattening and delicious dessert. And then I'll eat it. Alone. Sharing with no one. Maybe this is why my dress doesn't fit?? hehehe
|The coleslaw mix|
|Mix the coleslaw and refrigerate until ready to use|
|Add the sauce to the shrimp (the sauce does thicken a bit)|
Serving Size = About 2
Original Recipe: Kitchen Belleicious
For the Shrimp
- 1 lb of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 8 corn tortillas (I normally make mine but didn't this time - click here for the recipe)
- 1 teaspoon salt for the shrimp
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper for the the shrimp
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (I used EVOO)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (click here for the recipe)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
- 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (I used 2 to make it hot)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 sprigs of cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (EVOO)
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 bag of coleslaw mix (I finely chopped 1/2 head of cabbage and shredded 1 carrot)
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (I used 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream mixed to make 1/3 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Juice of 2 limes (I used 1 lime)
- 1 medium avocado, mashed (skipped because I didn't have any)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Season the shrimp with the salt, pepper and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours (I skipped this step because I didn't have time).
- Coleslaw: Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Sauce: Mix together the sugar, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, garlic, cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 tablespoons cider vinegar. Set aside.
- Heat a grill pan to medium-high and cook the shrimp for about 3 minutes until slightly curled. Add the sauce and toss often to make sure they are coated well. Cook for another minute or two or until pink and cooked through.
- For the tortillas, warm them. You can grill them until charred (20 seconds per side) or any other way you choose.
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