Friday, July 12, 2013

Recipe: Easy + Yummy Shrimp Tacos!

Hello, and happy Friday, everyone!
Since we are {almost} to the weekend, I'm sure you guys are all tired... and possibly looking for an easy but delicious recipe to make for dinner? {yeah, that's what I thought!} Justin and I both love Asian foods, as you may already know. But we also eat a lot of Mexican food. We have taco's or something taco-esque probably once a week or so. This easy Shrimp Taco Recipe is one I found on Real Simple. It combines yummy seafood and the taco concept together, so it's a win-win in the Porter household :) I thought I'd share it because it's SO GOOD! We've made it a couple times here, and I'd make it again in a heartbeat. Oh, and it's super easy. The best. I've made just a couple little changes, so I'll post my version of the recipe here. Sorry for the lack of pictures, but you get the point.

1/4 cup orange juice (we just use the bottled kind)
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/3-1/2 cabbage, shredded
1 cup corn (canned or frozen- I'd do a little more than 1 cup even.)
1 jalapeno, seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
A little bit of salt and pepper
2 pounds shrimp (make sure to take the tails off!)
package of tortillas (we like the uncooked kind that you warm up yourself:)

Our "special" ingredients:
Chalula Sauce

step 1:
In a large bowl, mix together the orange juice, lime juice, sour cream, and a couple dashes of salt and pepper. Don't mind my ghetto whisk technique (aka whisk from my mixer).. We've been married almost 10 months, and haven't invested in a real whisk. lol.
step 2:
Add the cabbage, corn, and jalapeno. Keep mixing it around so the slaw-juice soaks into the cabbage a little bit.

While the cabbage sits for a bit, heat the oil in a skillet. Cook the shrimp until opaque. Add some salt and pepper for flavor.
step 3:
You are DONE! Cook your tortillas (if you get the uncooked kind!). Justin and I LOVE adding a little bit of Mayo and Chalula Sauce on the tortilla before topping it off with the slaw + shrimp. It's SO GOOD!

The changes I made were slight, but here they are in case you were wondering:
The recipe calls for a lot of liquid for the slaw, and 1/4 of a small cabbage is not enough for all of it! So that's why I said 1/3-1/2 of a normal cabbage. It is just proportionally better.
I also said 2 pounds of shrimp instead of 1, because... If you like shrimp, 1 pound is NOT enough! ;)
And, of course, mayo and chalula sauce, haha!
Enjoy yummy foods and your weekend!
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PS: If you've been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I'm always itching for a change, especially when it comes to blog design. My good friend Kirsten spruced it up for me, cuz, well, it was time for a change! She's super talented!!! She is currently taking blog design requests for a small fee, be sure to contact her for further details. Thanks K!!!! xo


Kimberly Bonham said...

YUUUMMMM these looks soo good (and easy!!)

Jessica Ashcroft said...

Ah Rach! I LOVEEEEE your new design! So fab! The pink color is perfect! Ha ha I change mine so often too! I should stop...

xo, Jessica

Karissa Shaw said...

oh my gosh I have to give these a try. they sounds amazing! also chalula is basically a food group over here at the shaw home so i will totally be adding that to mine too! :)


Marsa said...

last night we made taco rice!!! i shall post recipes and be more like you :D

ps i love your new design!!! did elise do it?

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

OH YUM!! I love shrimp so much!! And I was just going to say how cute your blog design was and who did it? ;) Thanks for sharing the deets. XO

Kirsten Wiemer said...

how come you never made me these :(


Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

They are both!! You've GOTTA try it!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

Thanks, Jess! I Love yours too!!! :) And ya, I cannot make up my mind, ever haha

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

you. NEED. to! :) I'm glad you love Chalula sauce!!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

Kirsten did!!:) I LOVE Taco rice! Re-ci-pe! Re-ci-pe!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

It's so good and healthy! (minus the mayo;). Aw thanks Ana!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

i didn't even know you liked shrimp lolz

Haylee said...

Your new blog design is amazing Rachel!!! My goodness, Kirsten did a beyond amazing job. And k Rachel you have left me with the BIGGEST craving for tacos now. ha I didn't even think I liked shrimp tacos but now I am definitely considering running to the store for some tortillas. And I totally agree on the uncooked kind- soo much better than the other ones.

Roos Kor said...

Looks nice! I'm getting hungry of it, haha.
I'm following you now, would you follow me also??


Jessi said...

Yum! These look amazing!! Are these the ones you were talking about at the Apricot Lane event? I don't like shrimp, but they look like they'd be good without it! (and Ethan loves shrimp)

erin.marie said...

I'm always looking for good shrimp recipes. This looks absolutely delicious. I must try!

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Care said...

What a darling blog you have!!
Looks like tasty stuff- will have to try that out for sure!! Keep on counting your blessings!!

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog design!!! go Kirsten! :) and definitely going to try this recipe~

Lauren ONeill said...

This looks really simple and delicious! I LOVE shrimp but don't usually buy it since it's so expensive. And I never would have thought of mayo...Chalula though is a must!

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