Tequila Citrus Shrimp Tacos

TACOS are one of my absolute favorite foods (it’s a tie with pizza if you must know). I honestly believe that anything can become a taco. And tacos can be for any meal, not just lunch or dinner, but breakfast too or hey, how about a taco snack? YUM! But if you must know, fish tacos are my most favorite, with shrimp tacos following close behind! Hmmm, did someone say Tequila Citrus Shrimp Tacos?

Cooking with Friends

As some of you know, I’m out here in San Diego visiting my dear friend and partner-in-crime, Liz Shaw. Because she puts up with my crazy, I talked her into letting me create this taco recipe at her house. Never once did she roll her eyes. In fact, she was excited! I just love her! So we went shopping and I talked non-stop about how cheap grapefruit and avocados were here.  I’m sure she loved all of my midwestern girl comments! #IwanttoliveinSanDiego

Taco Time!

Did I mention we decided to do a Facebook Live about tacos too? Oh yes, we did. And we chose to feature this little taco recipe. So below you’ll see Liz setting the stage for the big (ok, it was pretty small) event! We had a blast and it was fun making these little shrimp tacos the star. Check out Bumps to Baby’s Facebook page to see our super entertaining cooking segment.

Tequila Citrus Shrimp Tacos - Because it’s always taco time! Let this simple recipe get the taco party started! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

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Tequila Citrus Shrimp Tacos - Because it’s always taco time! Let this simple recipe get the taco party started! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

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Tequila Citrus Shrimp Tacos

Tequila Citrus Shrimp Tacos - Because it’s always taco time! Let this simple recipe get the taco party started! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

These shrimp tacos make the perfect weeknight meal!

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  • Category: Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange or grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • 1 orange or grapefruit, zested, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 pound raw, peeled, deveined shrimp
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Place the orange juice, tequila and honey in a small sauce pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, hot sauce, lime juice, lime zest and orange or grapefruit zest. Season to taste with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Add chopped orange or grapefruit and cabbage and toss to combine.
  3. Heat the oven to broil. Line shrimp on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Broil shrimp for 2 minutes, flip and brush with tequila glaze. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Place shrimp on tortillas and top with cabbage slaw.

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