Living in Florida, you see every kind of fish taco that has ever been invented. YES, fish tacos count as part of Taco Tuesday. My husband and I love fish tacos and find ourselves making them in various ways. The grill is a beautiful thing ( if you have one ). Shrimp is particularly easy on the grill ( if you do it right, otherwise you just wind up fishing little shrimps out of the grill grate and quite frankly, no one has time for that). This is a recipe you can use with pretty much any fish or seafood that you like to make a delicious taco. Have you noticed you can take almost anything and turn it into a taco? Seriously, think about it. You can take almost anything...steak, chicken, fish, cauliflower, chickpeas, meatless crumbles, peppers, tofu or bbq and throw it in a tortilla, add some toppings and GUESS WHAT??!! You’ve got yourself a taco. Next time you have leftovers and you’re not sure what to do with them...grab some tortillas...add on some shredded lettuce, cheese, cilantro, diced tomatoes and a squeeze of lime and see if you don’t invent a new taco. Here is one of our favorites.
1 lb shrimp (You can use any size, I use the 45-50 count)
Corn tortillas (You can use flour if you like)
Salsa of your choice ( We love a corn/black bean salsa or you can use pineapple or mango salsa too)
Sour Cream (You can also use plain Greek yogurt)
Blackening seasoning ( sometimes we use BBQ seasoning, chili lime seasoning, taco seasoning, jerk seasoning or you can make it fresh with some cumin and coriander with some garlic powder and call it a day. Season your shrimp how you like to eat your shrimp. This is just how we do it.)
If your shrimp are frozen, you can defrost in a bowl and coat with blackening seasoning, and olive oil. Let shrimp sit in the bowl and defrost in the fridge.
Once thawed, you can either saute your shrimp in a skillet or grill it. We love to use our grill in Florida so that is what we do. If we happen to be making these when there is a bad Florida thunderstorm, we have an inside grill pan or an iron skillet.
Cook shrimp through until pink. Usually about 3-4 min per side. They cook very quickly.
Once shrimp are cooked you can either leave them while or cut them into smaller bite size pieces depending on the size of your shrimp.
Build your tacos with your tortillas and top with your favorite toppings. We love salsa, cilantro, diced tomato and lime juice. Serve with a side of yellow rice or chips.