Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

I've been craving shrimp for a few months...weird. Anyway, I found this recipe on myrecipes.com. We had it for dinner last night and I really liked it. My husband doesn't like shrimp as much as I do and would have preferred chicken, beef or pork, but he said that he liked these. I thought that the cabbage was going to be too chewy, but it was really quite good!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled (mine were 26/30...good size)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large garlic cloves, minced (or pressed in a garlic press)
4 limes, cut into quarters (unless you REALLY like lime, this might be too much, I did 2)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 6-inch corn tortillas
2 to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
Bottled green tomatillo salsa

Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside. Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Preheat a gas grill to high; adjust to medium after 15 minutes. (If cooking over charcoal, allow the coals to burn until they are covered with gray ash.) Brush the skewered shrimp with the garlic butter. Place them on the grill with the limes. Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned. Remove from grill. Lightly salt the shrimp. Grill the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, then place inside a paper bag to keep warm. To serve, pull the shrimp off the skewers and divide them evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a spritz of grilled lime.

Rainy-Day Method: Broil the shrimp and limes about 4 inches from the heat using the cooking times above. Wrap the tortillas in foil and heat in a 350° F oven for 15 minutes, or wrap them in a napkin and microwave for 3 minutes.

Yield Makes 8 first-course or 4 main-course servings

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 247(0% from fat); FAT 13g (sat 5g); CHOLESTEROL 147mg; CALCIUM 96mg; CARBOHYDRATE 18g; SODIUM 345mg; PROTEIN 16mg; FIBER 3g; IRON 3mg

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