West Coast American Shrimp Tacos

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Shrimp Tacos are a natural occurence on the West Coast of America. Those people love seafoods, and there is a very heavy Hispanic influence on the cuisine. So, putting seafood, in this case shrimp, in a taco, makes perfect sense, right? Hey – try some … you will soon agree, it is a perfect fit!

Shrimp Tacos

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West Coast American Shrimp Tacos Recipe-

  • 1 lb. medium size raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp. taco seasoning mix
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced small
  • 2 cups shredded ieberg lettuce
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, cored and diced small
  • 12 taco shells of your choice
  • salsa, for serving
  1. In medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the taco seasoning mix, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the lime juice with the shrimp. Toss well to ensure even coating.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high flame, heat the oil until it is sizzling. Add in the seasoned shrimp mixture, and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp turn bright pink.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and transfer them onto a platter. Leave the cooking juices in the skillet.
  4. Adjust the heat to just a lively simmer, and gently cook the remaining juices, stirring, until nicely thickened – about 3 or 4 minutes should do it.
  5. Now return the shrimp to the skillet, toss and stir well to coat evenly; remove the skillet from the heat.
  6. In small mixing bowl, toss the avocado with the remaining tablespoon of lime juice.
  7. To assemble, spoon 1/12 of the shrimp mixture into each of the taco shells, top each taco with lettuce, limed avocado and tomato.
  8. Serve your West Coast American Shrimp Tacos with salsa as a condiment.

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