When you build a marinade of lime juice and zest, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, and honey then toss in some wild-caught Mexican shrimp, you can pretty much guarantee a homerun. Just stuff that grilled deliciously shrimp into a corn tortilla, and …
… layer on shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado (or authentic Mexican guacamole), a dollop of Baja-Sur Taco Sauce or Mexican crema and some crumbled Cotija cheese. Frankly speaking, these Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos are damn good, so go ahead and double the recipe 😉 You’ll be devouring them in less than 30 minutes.
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Try these Vegetarian Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with a tangy Lime-Cilantro Sauce for a “meatless Mexican meal”. The variety of fresh veggies and the creamy, tangy sauce add up to an incredibly delish vegetarian taco.
When building a taco bar, shrimp tacos are always on the menu, as are fish tacos. Why? Because these ‘fruta del mar’ pescatarian dishes are a duo made in Baja heaven 😉
Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos
- 1 lb Large Shrimp Peeled and deveined
- 2 Limes Zested and juiced
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Garlic Cloves Minced or pressed
- 2 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 12 Corn Tortillas Warmed
- 1/4 cup Cilantro Chopped
- 3 cups Shredded Cabbage
- 1 cup Tomatoes Chopped
- 1 Avocado Chopped
- Hot Sauce
- 1/2 cup Cotija Cheese Crumbled
- 1 Lime Cut into wedges (Optional)
- In a large bowl combine the shrimp, lime zest, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, honey and half of the salt. Let shrimp marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp just until no longer opaque, about 2 minutes per side. (Alternately, heat a grill to medium-high heat. Toss shrimp in a grill pan and grill until no longer opaque. Remove from grill, tent with foil and set aside.)
- Optional step: Set the same pan you used to cook the shrimp over medium-high heat, and spray a small amount of cooking oil into it. Set a tortilla in the pan and sear for about 1 minute. Using tongs, flip and repeat with the other side. Gently fold in half with your tongs and remove tortilla to a plate. Continue with remaining tortillas.
- Note: Enjoy tacos with condiments including shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, diced avocado, your favorite taco or hot sauce, lime wedges, and bit of crumbled Cotija cheese.