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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 2 filled tacos)

Dish up flavorful shrimp tacos seasoned with chipotle chile powder in about 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
  • 32 peeled and deveined large shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 (6-inch) white corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut into 16 slices
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde

Nutrition Information

  • calories 366
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 11.8 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 37.7 g
  • carbohydrate 28.2 g
  • fiber 5.4 g
  • cholesterol 259 mg
  • iron 4.6 mg
  • sodium 747 mg
  • calcium 121 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add shrimp, tossing to coat.

    Peeling, Deveining, and Butterflying Shrimp
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from heat.

  3. Heat tortillas in microwave according to package directions. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates; arrange 4 shrimp on each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup lettuce, 2 avocado slices, and 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa.

  4. Beer note: An orange peel–infused Belgian white beer will cool the palate. Hoegaarden White ($8/six-pack), with its cloudy appearance, citrusy-fresh taste, minimal bitterness, and refreshingly tart finish is delicate enough for seafood and excels at extinguishing heat. —Jeffery Lindenmuth