Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Meatless March- Tuesday March 22nd

We were Pescatarian's today. I know technically shrimp is a "meat" but, remember at the beginning of the Meatless March challenge I said no chicken or red meat. I might make a shrimp meal here and there. JR ate tuna a few days for lunch too.

Crispy Shrimp Tacos- These were so yummy!!

JR's (he ended up removing the mango)


Recipe (printable version) and lots of pretty pictures can be found HERE.

Crispy Shrimp Tacos

serves 2

1/2 pound raw, deveined shrimp (tails removed)

1 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 mango, chopped

1/4 tomato, chopped

1/4 red onion, chopped

1/4 cup chopped avocado

4 corn or flour tortillas

1/4 cup grated cotija or cheddar cheese

1 lime

shredded lettuce


Make sure shrimp is clean and completely dry. Combine salt, pepper, garlic and cumin and sprinkle it over the shrimp. Add the flour to a small bowl, and dredge the shrimp through the flour to get a very light coating on it. Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the shrimp and brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp and let drain on a paper towel.

Combine chopped mango, onion and tomato together in a bowl, adding a bit of salt and pepper. Assemble tacos, adding lettuce, shrimp, mango salsa, avocado, cilantro and cheese. Spritz with lime juice.

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