Look for cooked, peeled shrimp at the seafood counter; or quickly thaw frozen cooked, peeled shrimp in a colander under cold running water. Marinate shrimp in a nonreactive bowl, such as one that is glass or ceramic; an aluminum or copper bowl will react with the citrus juice to give the shrimp a metallic taste.
1 cup chopped seeded tomato
1 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 avocado)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound cooked peeled medium shrimp
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
How to Make It
Finely grate rind from limes to measure 1 tablespoon; juice limes to measure 1/4 cup. Place rind and juice in a large bowl. Add tomato and remaining ingredients except tortillas; toss well to combine. Cover and chill for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/2 cup shrimp mixture down center of each tortilla; fold in half. Serve immediately.
I was really impressed with this recipe. I don't usually cook much shrimp because it gives my manfriend a little GI distress, but it was on sale at Publix so he had to suck it up. At first glance, it seems like this recipe could turn out too acidic, but a good corn tortilla really balances it out well. The fact that it's served cold makes for easy re-heating at work the next day. I will definitely make again.
Oh, and the manfriend approved. In case you were wondering.
I made this last night after seeing it on this website yesterday. The first time I make anything, I always read everything a few times as I'm putting it together so it takes longer than it should to get it done.
It was DELICIOUS! I filled two tortillas (I used whole wheat) and had to stop myself from eating the rest so I would have something to bring with me to work today. My co worker tried it and loved it so much she had me find the recipe for her.
The lime juice/cilantro mix is such a great classic and always makes any food taste amazing.
I bought cooked peeled shrimp and just had to detail it so it cut back on cooking time.
I also didn't add too much tomato and I added some fresh corn I had just finished boiling.
I had lunch today a little earlier than I usually do just to eat it! I am stuffed and happy!
Think this would also be great as a salad on its own, without the shrimp.
One of my favorite recipes to make. I omit the salt completely. I love the liminess (is that a word?) Anywho, I don't think it needs the salt. Its also great without the tortillas as just a shrimp/avocado/tomato salad!
These are the best! We usually double it because it's so delicious. It's a frequent meal at my parents'. I will say that making it ahead of time isn't the best idea as the lime starts making things taste a little tangy but fresh, these are amazing!
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