Yesterday was taco Tuesday, most everyone’s favorite night of the week! I love making seafood tacos because they feel a little better for you than using beef or chicken. We recently had the most delicious fried oyster tacos, and I will work on reproducing those this summer!
It’s another really beautiful day here in CT, but man a cold front blew in and the wind is chilly! After today we will be making a slow ascension to more Spring like temperatures, but for some reason the warm weather just won’t stick! We had a really mild winter, but it does seem to be dragging on a bit… And to rub salt in the wound, down in TX, where my family is, it is in the mid 80s! So unfair!
Back to tacos! The other fun part about taco night is that it is a very easy and fast dinner to get on the table. Shrimp only take a few min to cook, and the guac and red cabbage slaw take only a few minutes as well. I cheated on the beans this week and used canned black beans drained and rinsed, so all the more, this dinner was VERY fast to get on the table.
They key to this recipe was the marinade!
What you need:
- 1-2lbs peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1 guajillo chile (dried and ground up/broken apart – seeds and all)
- 1 lime, juiced and zested
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1-2 garlic cloves, grated
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl, mix together all of your ingredients except the shrimp.
Rinse the shrimp and pat dry before you put them in the marinade.
Add the shrimp and let sit for about 30min – 1 hour. You don’t need to leave seafood to marinade as long as meat, it can over power the flavor.
In the meantime, heat your grill or grill pan to medium heat.
I used kabob sticks as they make it easier to cook this many shrimp at once, but that is up to you.
Put your shrimp on the kabob sticks (if using bamboo, make sure to soak in water for at least 30min before using to avoid fire).
Cook shrimp for about 2-3min per side until cooked through.
Remove from the kabobs, and serve with tortillas, guacamole, salad, or whatever other sides you might like.