Shrimp Tacos with Tropical Avocado Salsa Verde
  • CourseMain Dishes
  • CuisineGluten-Free, Kid-Friendly
For the Tacos
  • 1LB jumbo shrimppeeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 8-10 tortillas of choicecorn, flour or corn/flour mix
  • 1/4cup red onions, sliced
  • 1 medium-size mango, cubed
For the Tropical Avocado Salsa Verde
  • 1medium Tropical Avocado, ripe and roughly chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/2-1 Serrano chile pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 4 tomatillos, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, rough chopped
  • 2cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3 juice of limes(1/2 cup)
  • 1/4cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/4cup water
  • 1 1/2tsp salt
Marinade for the Shrimp
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2tsp chili powder
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 juice of a lime
  • 2cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2tsp serrano chile pepper, minced
  • 2TBSP cilantro leaves, minced
  • 1TBSP olive oil or neutral oil
  1. To make the marinade for the shrimp, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl. Place shrimp in a large bowl and toss in the marinade. Mix well and let stand at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. While shrimp marinates, prepare Tropical Avocado salsa verde. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend, starting on the lowest setting and gradually speeding up to the highest. Blend until a silky whipped consistency forms (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. To cook shrimp, heat a skillet to medium high heat (cast iron if you have it). Toss shrimp and marinade into hot pan. Sauté, cooking for 1-2 minutes on each side until the shrimp are cooked through but still tender. Remove pan from heat.
  4. Heat tortillas—either in the microwave, on a griddle or on your stove top.
  5. To assemble the tacos, place 4-5 shrimp on each tortilla with a few mango cubes. Top with red onions to taste and a few dollops of salsa verde.
  6. Serve extra salsa verde on the side with tortilla chips and fresh veggies, such as carrot sticks and pepper strips.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Alternatively, you can use the grill to grill the shrimp and the tortillas.