Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

Lately, in an effort to branch out of our semi-boring mainstay of dinner recipes, Mark and I have been adamant about trying some new things. A couple of weeks ago we brought home some mahi-mahi {which I’ve never cooked before} and used a rendition of this ginger-soy glazed recipe; it was amazing, almost as if it had come from a restaurant.

So when we bought some shrimp on our last grocery run I knew I wanted to try something different. I scoured the internet and happened upon this recipe for shrimp tacos:

via: Life’s Ambrosia

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

20 medium shrimp, peeled & deveined

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 T. olive oil

4 tortillas (the recipe calls for corn but we used flour)

oil for frying

shredded lettuce

diced tomatoes

sliced avocado

Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

1/4 c. sour cream

2 T. chopped, fresh cilantro

1/4 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. lime zest

2 T. lime juice

salt to taste

– In a bowl, whisk together 1 T. oil, garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Add in shrimp and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to marry.

– While the shrimp is marinating, mix together the cilantro-lime sour cream ingredients in a small bowl and dice and slice your tomato and avocado.

– Cook shrimp in skillet on medium heat until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

– Lightly coat small pan with oil over low-medium heat. Warm tortillas until soft.

– Spoon 5 shrimp onto each tortilla, top with lettuce, tomato, avocado and cilantro-lime sour cream.

This recipe is so simple and flavorful and takes very little time to make from start to finish. I can’t wait to make this again!


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