Monday, April 13, 2009

Grilled Shrimp Soft Tacos

James and I couldn't agree on what to cook for dinner tonight so we landed on this, our very own concoction! We wanted grilled shrimp but couldn't decide what to cook with it. So we thought up these tacos and made homemade tartar sauce with olives in it to spread on. Here is the recipe for the tacos:

Grilled Shrimp Soft Tacos

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 envelope of McCormick's Baja Citrus Marinade
1 TBSP water
2 TBSP tequila
juice of 1/2 lime
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

Mix envelope of marinade, water, tequila, lime juice and vinegar together in a bowl and add shrimp. Coat evenly. Keep refrigerated until ready to put on the grill. When ready to grill, place shrimp on skewers and grill on the bbq. When they are cooked through make soft tacos using toppings of your choice. We used the homemade tartar sauce, lettuce, cheese, avocado slices, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and a few shakes of hot sauce. You can eat it like a soft taco or fold like a burrito.

All the toppings...

Folded up like a burrito

The verdict: This was fantastic! James was not too sure about adding the tartar sauce as a topping but he did it and was glad. The olives in the tartar sauce gave it a little more of a "fancy" feel. We ate all of the shrimp, as one pound only had 18 shrimp in it. Since we wish we had more to have as leftovers, we just might make this again tomorrow night :) Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!

1 comment:

  1. Olives in tartar sauce? I would be interested in that recipe. I just use pickle relish and mayo, and a couple spices for zing.