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Make taco night extraordinary with these deliciously simple grilled shrimp tacos.  Season the shrimp, brush with lime-butter, and grill on skewers until done, then serve with taco shells, cabbage, and a homemade sour cream sauce.

Jane Kirby
Recipe by Real Simple June 2003

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James Baigrie

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 first-course or 4 main-course servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Chef's Notes

To keep the shrimp from spinning when flipped, thread them on 2 parallel skewers instead of one.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 96mg; 247 calories; calories from fat 0%; carbohydrates 18g; cholesterol 147mg; fat 13g; fiber 3g; iron 3mg; protein 16mg; saturated fat 5g; sodium 345mg.
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