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Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Theo Vamvounakis
Hands-on time 32 mins
Total time 32 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
Blackened Shrimp Tacos take a Cajun spin in preparation and flavor. These tacos are so easy to put together and make a nice addition to your dinner rotation.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 ounces queso fresco, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup diced plum tomato
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and roughly mashed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 287
  • fat 13.5 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 6.6 g
  • polyfat 2.4 g
  • protein 17.9 g
  • carbohydrate 26.7 g
  • fiber 6.4 g
  • cholesterol 120 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 372 mg
  • calcium 130 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine paprika and next 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add shrimp to bag; seal and shake well to coat. Remove shrimp.

  3. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes per side or until done.

  4. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Divide shrimp evenly among tortillas; divide tomato, avocado, and sauce evenly among tacos.

Cook's Notes

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