Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Technical Problems and Tacos

Well, rats, the photo of my stuffed artichokes experienced technical difficulty. Oh, well. There are no retakes with food-- it gets eaten!
Today my friend called me because she had purchased all the ingredients for shrimp tacos then had misplaced the recipe. She asked me to help her re-create the proportions and cooking method and reports that the tacos were quite tasty. She lives in about a 4 hr. drive from me so sorry, no pics here either, but here's the recipe.

Shrimp Tacos
1lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, cut into about 1/2-inch pieces
1 T. olive oil
1/4 c. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 chopped jalapeno pepper (seeded)
1 small handful of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/2 lime
about 1 c. grated jack or cheddar cheese (more or less to taste)
flour tortillas (she used multi-grain)

1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until softened. Add the jalepeno and saute a minute or two. Add the tomato and allow to cook for about 3 minutes, stirring.
2. Add the shrimp. Add about 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Stir and cook until the shrimp are pink. Add the fresh cilantro and cook very briefly, just until it's slightly wilted.
3. Squeeze the lime juice over all.
4. Place some of the shrimp mixture and cheese on a warmed tortilla.
5. Yummy!
It's hard to say how many tacos this will make because it depends how full you like them. Probably you could make 4-6 "sane" ones!

1 comment:

  1. I love it that you take traditional menus and make them healthy and tasty. Well, I need to go, I am HUNGRY now!