January 18, 2011

Taco Tuesday: Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

Here's a new blogging goal for 2011: Taco Tuesday. This means every Tuesday I will try my hardest to come out with a new taco recipe for your enjoyment...well more like mine since I'm the one who gets to eat them! 

These were just some leftovers thrown together from another upcoming recipe. I love the combination of the sweet pineapple and shrimp mixed with the lime crema and a good salsa. In the future, I'll hopefully be making my own salsa but I still need to do some searching for dried chiles.

Pineapple Shrimp Tacos 
1/2 lb. shrimp, deveined and rinsed
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 
A quarter of a fresh pineapple, cored and cut into wedges
1/4 cup sour cream
juice of 1/2 lime
salt & pepper
6 small corn or flour tortillas
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
salsa of your choice

Top shrimp with cumin, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to taste. Heat a grill pan to high heat and cook shrimp until just undercooked (about 2 minutes on each side). Place them in a bowl and cover to keep warm. The residual heat will finish the cooking. 
On the same grill pan on very high heat, throw on the pineapple wedges. Turn when you see grill marks appear (2-3 minutes per side). 
While the pineapple is cooking, mix together the sour cream, lime juice, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. 
Heat the tortillas until they become warm and pliable(I did this on the grill too). 
Layer on the shrimp, pineapple, and lime crema. Add cilantro, red onions and salsa. Garnish with a squeeze of lime and a Mexican beer of your choice. :) Serves 2 hungry people or 3 moderately. 
Simple but awfully tasty. Anyone have any suggestions or recipe's they'd like to see? Let me know!

1 comment :

  1. Oh boy, I'm a taco fanatic. Looking forward to seeing what future Tuesday's bring! UJ