Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Cinco De Mayo: Easy Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Chips and Guacamole

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Chips and Guacamole

I made this post on Saturday and forgot to post it!  Here is to Cinco De Mayo - A few days late. 
If you're still looking for something quick to make for dinner tonight or to celebrate Mexican Independence these easy little tacos will hit the spot. Today is the best excuse to eat Mexican food.  ( Not that I even need an excuse to cook/eat and talk about Mexican food)

There are 3 recipes in this quick little meal so let me know if you have any questions.

Ingredient List:
preheat oven to 400 
Serves 4 

Shrimp Tacos:
1 Box Gordon's Popcorn Shrimp
1 bag of shredded Mexican cheese
1 bag shredded cabbage ( i used a coleslaw mix)
1/4 C house ranch sauce
1/4 C sour cream
2 jalapenos chopped and seeded ( optional)
4 tbls white vinegar
1 package small - hand made corn tortillas ( I used Pace Corn/Wheat blend)
2 chopped tomatoes
1 red onion ( 1/2 chopped 1/2 sliced)

2 avocados - smashed
1 tsp salt
1 chopped jalapeno
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbls chopped cilantro
1 lime

Homemade Tortillas:
3-4 10 or 12 inch soft tortillas ( you can use anything you have on hand)
2 tbls canola oil
1/2 juice of a limes
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne powder

Directions and Picture Tutorial:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 and put full box of frozen shrimp into the oven.  ( 25-30 mins until crisp)

 2. meanwhile start to make your taco fixings.
Bowl 1: Mix ranch, sour cream and 2 tbls of white vinegar and one jalapenos together in a small bowl set aside. ( add more vinegar if you're looking to thin out the taco sauce) 

Bowl 2: In another bowl mix chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, chopped cilantro, 1 chopped jalapeno, 2 tbls white vinegar, salt to taste and set aside. 

3. Now prepare your guacamole.
Mix avocados, salt, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic powder, juice of one lime. 

4. Now you have your sauces made make we are going to make tortilla chips. Cut your soft tortillas into 6 pieces or 8.  

Then mix oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt, cayenne ( together) 

Spread out on cookie sheet :  Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 mins - flip 1/2 way through.  

finished tortillas 

5. Put your tortillas and guacamole together on a plate. 

6. Pull your cooked shrimp out of the oven - check to make sure 

add cheese to the shrimps on tortillas  and broil for 3-4 mins 
7. Plate and sever - Dress with cabbage and red onion - serve hot and enjoy!