Tropical Shrimp Tacos Recipe

One handheld dish filled with the taste of summer – Taco Tuesday will never be the same.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 10 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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ingredients

  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • ½-1 cup diced mango (about 1 mango)
  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 8-10 grape tomatoes, sliced (or ½ cup chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 small fresh jalapeño pepper, sliced, optional
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1½-2 pounds (16-20 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 10-12 (6-inch) flour or corn tortillas, warmed
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, optional

cooking methods

  • Stovetop

directions

  1. In small bowl, combine first 6 ingredients and 2 tablespoons Tropical Tequila Sauce; salt and pepper as desired. Toss to coat. Set aside.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and sauté until cooked through and opaque in color, about 5-6 minutes. Add remaining 4 tablespoons Tropical Tequila Sauce and continue sautéing 1-2 minutes or until lightly caramelized.
  3. Serve shrimp in warmed tortillas topped with pineapple salsa mixture and garnished with sprigs of cilantro, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.

Serve with a Mexican-style green salad.

Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc.

Make Ahead: Step 1 can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate, covered.

Nutrition per Serving:
Calories:
 350
Fat: 10g
Sodium: 1,090mg
Carbs: 43g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 14g
Protein: 21g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So yummy! This was my first time trying anything other than a traditional beef/chicken taco and we looooved it! It was light and delicious. We ran out of taco shells and just started using lettuce leaves - no shrimp went uneaten that night!
Date published: 2018-05-02
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