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Boil shrimp with ground red pepper, black peppercorns, and lime-wedges to add authentic Mexican flavor to these tacos. Shredded rotisserie chicken or flaked, cooked fish also works well in these tacos.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2003


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Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 3 tacos)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place the peppercorns on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together, and tie securely. Combine cheesecloth bag, water, salt, red pepper, and lime quarters in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes or until done. Drain. Discard cheesecloth bag and lime quarters.

  • Combine shrimp, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper, tossing well to coat. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/3 cup shrimp mixture into each tortilla; top each taco with 1 tablespoon tomato, 2 teaspoons sour cream, and 2 teaspoons onions.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; calories from fat 20%; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 29.3g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fiber 5.1g; cholesterol 188mg; iron 4.1mg; sodium 612mg; calcium 250mg.