Monday, May 5, 2014

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Roasted Corn and Avocado

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  In honor of a day devoted to all things south-of-the-border, I give you a dinner that would go perfectly with an icy margarita.  These little shrimp tacos were a delicious and very easy dinner.  They come together very quickly, with only a few ingredients, making them a great weeknight treat.  The sweet shrimp are balanced by the heat from the sauce and the creamy avocado.  This will become a summer staple in our house.
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Roasted Corn and Avocado
(makes about 4 tacos to serve 2 hungry people)
2 dozen small shrimp, peeled and deveined
3/4 cup frozen corn
1 Tbs. shiracha
1/2 Tbs. honey
1/2 lime
salt and pepper
4 whole wheat soft taco shells
1 avocado

1.  Heat up a dry, non-stick skillet on high heat until hot.  Add the corn and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  This will get the corn to brown up a bit.
2.  Add the shrimp and sprinkle with about 1/4 tsp. salt and a dash of pepper.
3.  Allow shrimp to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.  Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the siracha, honey, and juice from 1/2 lime.  Stir through until well incorporated and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the shrimp are opaque so you know they are cooked through
5.  Assemble the tacos with shrimp, corn, and slices of fresh avocado.
Yum, yum, yum.

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