Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes – Shrimp Tacos

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1 lb of large shrimp (the frozen bag from Trader Joe’s are yummy and EASY)
Small tin of diced green chilies
Head of lettuce
1 White Onion
1 Lime
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese
Hot Sauce or Salsa
1 bag of Corn Tortillas
1 x packet of Taco Seasoning
1 Ripe avocado
Canola Oil

1. Sauté the shrimp in a skillet with a small amount of olive oil,  when cooked add in the tin of diced green chilies
2. Add about 1/2 the packet of the seasoning mix
3. Take the head of lettuce and cut in half and then cut the lettuce into really thin slivers
4. Cut the onion into thin slices also
5. Cut the limes into small wedges
6. In another skillet heat about a cup of canola oil until very hot.   You can test if it is ready by  putting the edge of a tortilla into the oil.  If it immediately bubbles, you are good to go.
7. Take a corn tortilla and place into the hot oil.  It will start bubbling.   Then take some kitchen tongs and fold it in half and cook until it starts to get a little bit brown and crispy looking (you can do two tortillas at a time).  In a colander put some paper towels and as each tortilla is ready stand them up in the colander to drain.
8. When they are done, take a tortilla shell and in the bottom place a layer of shrimp, then a layer of cheese, then lettuce, then onion, then sliced avocado and a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of hot sauce or salsa and add some salt, pepper and a squeeze of lime.
9. Serve with Mexican rice and beans if desired (oh, yeah, and a margarita too!)


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  1. 1
    tinyoranges says:

    This recipe looks delicious – think I’ll try it.

  2. 2
    IMAHOUSE says:

    OK – this section might become my new bible. My cooking repertoire consists of cereal and the occasional piece of toast. I need so much help. Thank you, Tiny Oranges.

  3. 3
    Pam says:

    You can always use rotisserie chicken instead of shrimp for super easy yummy tacos too.

  4. 4
    Jolie says:

    This looks DIVINE! Please keep the recipes coming! A girl can’t live on goldfish crackers alone. Although my toddler thinks she can . .

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