low carb citrus shrimp tacos

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Even though I am not of Mexican heritage I love just about any excuse to make a delicious Mexican meal...and drink a Corona of course ;) Tonight I made low carb citrus shrimp tacos...Ian had 5 so I can officially say they were a hit!

What you need:
  • 1 pound of shrimp (I really don't like buying frozen shrimp...it's one of those weird things that I get freaked out about so I bought fresh Tiger Shrimp from Henry's)
  • 4-5 skewers for grilling the shrimp
  • 2 tbs of Mexican seasoning (bought at Henry's)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 4 tbs of lemon juice
  • 7 Mission Carb Balance flour tortillas...5 for Ian one for me and one for his lunch tomorrow :)
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
What you need for the citrus cream sauce:
  • 1 tub of light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of diced red onion
  • a dash a salt..then a few more..
  • a few dashes of pepper
  • 2 tsp of Mexican seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 3 tbs of lime juice

1) Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, garlic, onion and Mexican seasoning in a bowl. Add shrimp and coat with the marinade.

2) Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Place shrimp on the skewers and place on the grill. We like our shrimp extra crispy so I grilled them for about 10 min total.

3)Combine all the ingredients for the citrus cream sauce

4)Spread a good amount of the cream sauce on the bottom of the tortilla (which I also warmed up on the BBQ) and place 5-6 shrimp on each tortilla.

5) Add a dollop ( I like that word) more of the sauce on top of the shrimp. Add sliced iceberg lettuce and garnish with the cilantro!

6) Enjoy!!

Lesson learned:
NEVER ever turn the skewers with your bare hands (HELLO)....because when the grill is turned up to 400 degrees this is HOT....I have two lovely little burn blisters to remind me I should never do this again.


Lindsay said...

OMG these look delicious! I must book mark this and try :) Thanks for sharing!!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Yum! I have some gulf shrimp in the freezer just waiting to be used. I'm trying this recipe out this weekend!

Tiff said...

This looks so yummy! Following from the Boost hop! Hope you have a great Friday and Stop by and see me!

Cat said...

Yum! I adore anything that involves shrimp :)

xx Cat

Jennifer Juniper said...

Love Mexican food! I made chalupa's last night and no one got it that it was for cinco de mayo. Geesh!

Guess what? You have word verification!

Little Bitty Things said...

Thanks for the follow! Following you back now.

THose shrimp look so yummy...I shouldn't have looked right now before lunch!

Rachel said...

Oooooh, these look amazing! And that's really saying something because I'm not crazy about shrimp ;-) Definitely going to give this a try--thanks for the recipe!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Young and Crafty said...

These shrimp look devine!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment and following my blog!


2manyironsinthefire said...

Yummy! We too had fish tacos for Cinco De Mayo but ours were not shrimp..They look so good. well Ian is part Mexican, so it's OK looks like your becoming the little cook..

The DIY Show Off said...

Those look delicious! I'm saving it to show to the cook (my husband). We didn't even remember Cinco de Mayo and had Chinese. lol But this is a great idea for cooking on the grill any day! :)

Thanks for sharing!


The Gunny Sack said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my site and leaving such wonderful comments! I hope you come back again! The food looks yummy!

Girly Notes said...

I had grilled shrimp yesterday


april@gingerbread girl said...

one question...why wasnt i invited for dinner? hahahah
oh girl you even busted out the corona's!!! LOVE
Im gonna try this recipe


Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Yum! I love me some shrimp tacos. I'm definately marking down this recipe.

www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh boy those shrimp look pretty incredible! Can't wait to try this!

Ashley said...

those look amazing!!! we really don't eat meat and on occasion we do eat fish..so this meal is PERFECT!!!!

Amy@mad.amyt said...

im not sure how i missed this post!!! those look amazing!

SGT said...

These look really yummy! I recently became a fan of grilled fish tacos - I've never been a seafood fan, but I'm trying. I'm type 2, controlled only with diet, so I'd load all this up on a couple lettuce leaves. Yum!

Lisa said...

Ummm what size "tub" of sour cream am I supposed to be using? That's pretty non-descript.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Lisa-16 oz

Lisa said...

Thank you, Lindsay!!

Melissa said...

These were delish! FYI - I used fat free sour cream and made my own 'mexican' seasoning (since I didn't have a packet handy). It was very easy with some spices you probably already have in your drawer and won't have to deal with the super high sodium levels! :) (cilantro, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, pepper, oregano, dash of cinnamon, paprika). Definitely a great recipe!

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