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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Shrimp tacos!

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So on to the recipe, while at the cottage this weekend i wanted to try a flavour combination that i have been seeing a lot of lately. Sweet, savoury and spicy. Now i did get mixed reviews for this recipe, my husband thought it was weird, my friend thought it was too spicy and i loved it (of course!). I would mess around with the spiciness to your liking on this one.

Fish Tacos with Pineapple salsa

The first step is marinating your shrimp. In a bowl combine some extra large tiger shrimp (peeled and de-veined) chopped jalapeno, splash of Olive oil, chopped garlic, fresh lime juice from 1/2 a lime, fresh chopped cilantro. 1/2 Chopped Green Onion and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Next, chop up your veggies for the salsa. Everything will be grilled so make sure you slice your veggies thick. Take 1 red onion, 1 jalapeno, and a large slice of pineapple. Season the onion and jalapeno.

Heat up your grill to medium high and add the onion and jalapeno first. While it is grilling skewer your shrimps on some soaked wooden skewers. Flip the onions and jalapeno and add the pineapple.
It is very important that while you are grilling at the cottage that you have some lovely cold refreshments.
 Once you flip the pineapple its time to add the shrimp to the grill. The shrimp will take about 2 minutes per side to cook. You don't want overcooked shrimp.
Remove everything from the grill once the shrimps are cooked.
Now take your onion, jalapeno and pineapple and roughly chop it. In a bowl add some Green Onion and the chopped grilled veggies.
Toss to combine and set aside!

Get all your taco fillings ready. We used fresh lettuce, guacamole, and the pineapple salsa.

Can you tell that we love food in taco form? I think this is the 3rd recipe I have posted that goes in a tortilla.  My obsession of the summer!