Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cherry Tomato & Charred Corn Salsa

2 May

Served with grilled pineapple slices, homemade guacamole, and a tasty black bean mash!

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The Shrimp:

Soak skewers in water for 10 minutes

Marinate shrimp (de-veined and de-shelled) in EVOO, lime juice, S+P for 15-30 minutes

Grill 2 minutes on each side, chop into bite size pieces

I served the shrimp on warm thin corn tortillas with a little sour cream, guacamole, and homemade salsa. I flash sauteed some red cabbage to go with my tacos which added a beautiful pop of color and crunch.

The Salsa:
One container of cherry tomatoes chopped into small pieces

¼ c of diced red onion

1 jalapeño pepper diced

3 green onions diced

½ cob of grilled corn

A healthy handful of chopped cilantro

Juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste

Combine in a bowl, cover and refrigerate before serving

The Guacamole:

2 Haas avocados

Juice of ½ lime

¼ c diced red onion

Healthy handful cilantro, chopped

SomeCayenne(a few shakes of the spice jar)

Some Cumin (a few shakes of the spice jar)

S+P to taste

Mash all ingredients with a fork to keep guac chunky and fresh. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Keep pits in the mixture to prevent it from browning.

Tasty Black Bean Mash

1 c dried black beans

Rapid boil beans for 3 minutes then cover and let sit for an hour. Strain and then cook beans for 1.5 hours or until tender

Handful of chopped cilantro

1 tsp cayenne

Salt to taste

Food Process half of beans and keep the other half whole. In a pan sauté 2 cloves of minced garlic with some EVOO. Once this becomes fragrant, add whole and processed beans. Stir in herbs and salt and season to taste.


One Response to “Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cherry Tomato & Charred Corn Salsa”

  1. Greg May 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    I like the concept, I will have to try it out and see if it turns out as good as yours looks.

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