Shrimp Tacos with Green Apple Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Green Apple Salsa Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serve with mashed black beans.


Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 37 Minutes
Total: 49 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 259
Fat 9.4 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 5.3 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 21.2 g
Carbohydrate 24.3 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 170 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 364 mg
Calcium 87 mg


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
1 minced seeded jalapeno pepper
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 ounce crumbled queso fresco


1. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons lime juice, cumin, paprika, and red pepper in a small bowl. Combine shrimp and spice mixture in a zip-top plastic bag, and seal. Let stand 15 minutes.

2. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, 2 teaspoons juice, onions, 1/8 teaspoon salt, rind, apple, and jalapeño; toss.

3. Remove shrimp from bag; discard marinade. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Arrange half of shrimp in pan; grill 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining shrimp. Toast the tortillas in grill pan, if desired. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates, and divide shrimp evenly among tortillas. Divide salsa evenly among tacos, and top with queso fresco.


Julianna Grimes,

March 2012
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