Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Grilled Shrimp Tacos + Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa

We have taco night at least one night a week in our house.  Since we don't do beef tacos anymore we are always looking for new taco combinations.  We actually first tried this combo out with fried flounder and it was excellent so this past weekend we decided to do grilled shrimp for a healthier taco.  If you wanted to sub another white flaky fish other than flounder,  mahi or grouper would work perfectly too.  The salsa is what makes these tacos so good. We love a spicy citrus salsa paired with seafood.  It is such a great light and flavorful combination.   The spicy mayo adds another awesome element to these tacos.  Trust me they will soon become you favorite!  
If you are looking for side ideas we usually serve our with spicy black beans or Mexican street corn.  I have to give Matt props for his gorgeous presentation, he is the master at plating food!

|| G R I L L E D  S H R I M P   T A C O S +  P I N E A P P L E   J A L A P E N O  S A L S A ||

- 1.5 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp ( can also sub flounder, mahi or grouper)
- 1 lemon 
- shredded cabbage
- 1 lime
- 1 avocado
- 1.5 cups diced fresh pineapple
- 2 jalapeños diced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce  (we use sriracha) 
- flour shells

Take the peeled and deveined shrimp and place in a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil, the juice of one lemon, several dashes of hot sauce and salt and pepper.  Let them sit in this marinate for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile you can make the toppings:

SALSA | Combine the chopped pineapple, jalapeños, and red onion in a bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.

AVOCADO | Mash the avocado and season with lots of salt.  Drizzle with lemon juice to prevent it from browning.

CABBAGE | Place the shredded cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle with salt.  Then squeeze the juice from half a lime over it and let it sit.

SPICY MAYO  | Mix the mayo and hot sauce together.  We like to use sriracha, add as little or as much as you want depending on how spicy you like it.

Once the shrimp have marinated place them on a skewer (if you use wooden skewers make sure to soak them in water at least 30 minutes to prevent the wood from splitting and cracking).   Place on the grill and cook about 2 minutes each side.  The shrimp cooks quickly.  

Assemble the tacos.  Take a four shell, spread with the mashed avocado,  then top with the grilled shrimp, cabbage, pineapple salsa, and spicy mayo.  Enjoy!


Unknown said...

This looks AMAZING! Wondering, for a healthier sauce, do you think I could use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo? I can't wait to make this. I think it would be good with tilapia too. /

natasha {schue love} said...

Yum! You had me at shrimp taco!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

These look delicious!!

Caitlin said...

Looks so good! Definitely adding this to my recipe list.

Kristina said...

My husband is not a huge mayo fan , do you think you could sub greek yogurt for the mayo ? This sounds so good