Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tacos With Spicy Shrimp!

Who wants a yummy taco? This is a wonderfully easy and tasty recipe for Shrimp Tacos. When living in California, I used to love going to a casual restaurant called Rubios. My favorite on the menu? Shrimp Tacos! Well, I found this recipe for shrimp tacos. Not the same as Rubios - but excellent and SO EASY!

Serves 6

12 oz bacon (cut into pieces)
1/2 onion, chopped
2 lbs. large cooked shrimp (peeled, deveined & cut into bite size pieces
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
12 corn tortillas
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime, juiced
salt to taste, optional
Mexican cheese
Sour Cream

In large, deep skillet fry bacon until evenly brown. Drain bacon fat. Add onions to the pan with the bacon. Saute five minutes (till onions are translucent). Stir in the shrimp and chipotle chiles; cook 4 minutes until heated.

Heat tortillas on ungreased skillet over medium-high heat for 10-15 seconds. Turn over and heat another 5-10 seconds. Fill heated tortillas with the shrimp/bacon/onion mixture.

Top with preferred toppings. I use sliced avocado; a sprinkle of cheese, and sour cream.

(16 Servings)

This sauce could be an option to serve as a sauce for these shrimp tacos! Works great for either chicken or fish tacos. Makes a dip as well.

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped coarsely
3 chile peppers (seeded & chopped)
3 cloves garlic
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup heavy cream
salt/pepper to taste

Place all in food processor. Puree till smooth.

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