It’s Valentine’s Day, right? So why not spice things up a bit…..in the kitchen that is!
I’m excited to try new recipes, especially when they are good and I can share. This week, I’ve been lucky enough to try two new recipes. The first was a crock pot meal, that you can find here. The second was a shrimp dish. Now I don’t know about you but raw shrimp
scare terrifies me. I have NEVER cooked it before, always using pre-cooked shrimp and tossing it with pasta, or eating with some sort of dipping sauce. But I like shrimp. I like tacos. I love spicy. So, as I’m throwing the empty Land O’ Lakes box away I see it: Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp Tacos!” How could I not try it? Sounds tasty, right?!? Here’s the recipe:
Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp Tacos
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp plain breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground red pepper (the spicy in the recipe!)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup melted, unsalted butter
1 lb uncooked, thawed, medium shrimp
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp chili powder
6 inch flour tortillas (about 10)
2 cups coleslaw mix
Heat oven to 500. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, set aside.
Combine all the spice ingredients in a small bowl. Dip the shrimp into melted butter, then spices. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and the coating is bubbling.
While shrimp is cooking, mix up the sauce ingredients in a small serving bowl.
To make the tacos: use one tortilla, a few pieces of shrimp, and about 1/4 cup slaw mixture. Drizzle sauce over top.
A tip, if you don’t like spicy food: either lessen the amount of red pepper, or eliminate it totally.
I was pleasantly surprised with how the slaw tasted on the tacos! It is a bit unusual, but totally the right choice in my opinion. I have to say even my three boys enjoyed this. I am also happy to say, that family approval on this means another recipe with permanent residence in my recipe box!
Now it is Valentine’s day, so you definitely need a sweet treat to follow up your meal. If you want something simple & tasty head over to Fellow Does Fab for a great truffle recipe! It’s chocolate, so therefore, it’s good!
I hope you have been enjoying the recipes I share. I am hoping that since my cleaning schedule has been so helpful (and flexible), that I can start sharing a wider variety of things with you soon! But for now, it’s Thursday. The first day this week I’ll be home all day (of course it’s still morning!). I have a menu to plan and a grocery list to make!
I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day filled with love and happiness!
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ~Paulo Coelho~