so, i know i have mentioned that we love mexican in this house, like a little too much. i am thinking that secertly, we are part mexican we just don't have the biological proof to say that. ;)
we like it a lot, and i have blogged about it a lot, like HERE, but i guess we can't help it. that darling husband of mine always wants more of it! i am constantly looking for new recipes to whip up (since we average a mexican meal at least once a week) and came across this shrimp taco recipe. granted, shrimp tacos are not super spicy tacos, but they are similar in the sense that we were still eating tacos, they may be sweet but spicy, and i don't believe that mexican cooking uses a lot of fish, but despite that, i decided to still categorize it in the mexican category (i know, i know, doesn't really make sense but in my head it does, ha!)
so if you have a husband or boyfriend that is constantly wanting some type of taco recipe and you are struggling to find one that is different, i have provided you with the solution :) it is the perfect recipe for meal out on the deck and a little sangria.
spicy shrimp tacos
1 pound shrimp
1 can enchilada sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 head cabbage, green or purple, whatever you choose, sliced real thin! i have been on a purple kick lately, i dont know if it is the color, or that i am making up in my head it taste better, but i really do like it.
1 chopped jalapeno
1/2 onion diced
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
dash of salt
dash of cayenne pepper
bunch of cilantro, chopped
6 of your favorite variety of tortilla
1. in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot, add shrimp and spices and cook until done, about 10-15 minutes. then add enchilada sauce and cook until thicken, about 5-10 minutes
2. meanwhile, prepare the slaw. in a large bowl place cabbage, jalapeno, onion. set aside. in a medium bowl mix milk, mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt, and cayenne. mix until blended well. pour sauce into large bowl and coat cabbage. then squeeze the lemon on top.
3. when shrimp is all done, set up a little station and assemble tacos to whatever one's preference may be.
num num! quick, simple, delicious.
if you have any other mexican/taco recipes i would love to hear them.. well i think, unless we need a taco intervention in this house. ;)