Cumin Spiced Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Citrus Sauce

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Prep time: ~ 30 minutes
  • Cook time: ~ 5 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Back to Organic Cumin Lime French Grey
  • Soft Tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro, optional
  • Creamy Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream, European style
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Back to Organic Margarita Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili or chipotle powder, optional

After hearing a dear friend describe his Chipotle grilled shrimp, I decided to make my own but with a milder Cumin Lime salt so the kids would not complain about the spice. These shrimp can be grilled on skewers or sautéed in the marinade in a pan. I opted to cook them inside to avoid the pollen.

You can use lemon or lime juice. Organic limes have skyrocketed in price to around $5.99 a bag where lemons are $1.99 at Trader Joes or $3.99 at Whole Foods a bag. I prefer lime juice but both will work for this recipe.

These cumin spiced shrimp can be also served as an appetizer or tossed on a green salad with the creamy citrus dressing.  The darker and redder colored lettuce contain more antioxidants than the bright green but are more bitter and perish faster.

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Directions

1) Marinade- In a bowl mix together 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and 2 garlic cloves finely minced in 1 teaspoon of Cumin Lime French Grey. Toss the peeled and deveined shrimp in the marinate and add 1 more teaspoon of Cumin Lime French Grey over the top. Marinade for 20 to 30 minutes.

2) Cook the Shrimp- Pour the shrimp and marinade in a hot sauté pan and cook the shrimp until it curls and turns pink, about 3 minutes. Place shrimp on a plate and let cool.

3) Make the Dressing or Creamy Sauce- Mix 1/3 cup of sour cream ( I prefer sour cream made only with heavy cream), 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of Margarita Himalayan Pink Salt. Add 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle or chili powder if you want more spice. Stir until smooth.

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4) Plate- Place the shrimp on a soft tortilla covered with a bed of lettuce. Garnish with fresh cilantro, some chopped avocado and tomatoes. Drizzle the Creamy Dressing over the top.  Serve with a fresh Margarita. Enjoy!

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References:

http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/10/20/chipotle-shrimp-tacos/

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