Cooking classes

I love taking cooking classes (and needlepoint classes too!).  I always get some new idea, a tip for handling a different ingredient or a new way of chopping – something to add to my repertoire.  My friend Christie found a class for us last week and we made delicious shrimp tacos.  As soon as I tasted them I knew that Keith would be a fan.  I made them tonight and was very pleased with the result.  (Samantha doesn’t like shrimp so I got a grilled chicken breast from Graul’s Prepared Food and she used that in her tacos so you could easily substitute a different protein.  Tilapia would be good with the cilantro/lime slaw.)

Shrimp tacos

  • 2 corn tortillas per person
  • cilantro/lime crema (combine all ingredients)
    • zest of 1 lime, juice of 2
    • 1 clove minced garlic
    • 1 TB chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup mayo
  • slaw
    • shredded cabbage (I cheated and bought a slaw mix)
    • 1/2 cup of cilantro/lime crema
  • 8 shrimp per person, cleaned and tossed with
    • 2 – 3 TB olive oil
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • salsa (optional)

Make cilantro/lime crema and then mix some into cabbage.  Toss shrimp with other ingredients.  Heat tortillas on each side one at a time in a nonstick pan and keep warm in a toaster oven.  (Do this first so shrimp stay hot – I did it too early and the shrimp weren’t hot enough.)

Cook shrimp over medium high heat until opaque.  Fill each shell with slaw, shrimp and avocado.  Dress with extra crema and your choice of other ingredients (salsa, extra chopped jalapeno, additional sour cream, etc.)

Delicious!  I put so much stuff on mine that I needed to eat with a knife and fork.

shrimp tacos


About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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