cilantro lime shrimp tacos

Well, I’m hooked on shrimp now. You might remember the shrimp scampi dish I made a few weeks ago, and how I am really not a seafood person, with the exception of crab that is 😉 The weather was gorgeous this past weekend and the grill was literally calling our names. Since making the shrimp scampi, I was very much looking forward to getting the shrimp on the grill — everything is better on the grill, right?! So the first nice weekend we had, I was ready to fire up the grill!

I always love Mexican food and have always been intrigued by the concept of fish/shrimp tacos. I decided shrimp tacos was the perfect way to go to break in the grill for the first time this spring. As for the marinade, there is this DELICIOUS cilantro lime marinade I get at our local grocery store, Wegmans. For those that don’t have a Wegmans, Kraft makes a delicious Zesty Lime dressing that would be delicious on the shrimp as well! Garnish the shrimp tacos with avocado, lime crema and cilantro {as you can see, I forgot that!} and you have a delicious and healthy meal that is perfect for the warming temperatures! 




Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

25 jumbo shrimp {peeled & deveined}
1/2 cup lime dressing {Kraft Zesty Lime is delicious!}
1 avocado {halved & pitted, cut into bite-sized pieces}
Flour tortillas {I used whole wheat, but you could also use corn}
Cilantro, for garnish {which I forgot!}

For the lime crema:
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste

Place the peeled and deveined shrimp in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Pour the lime dressing over the shrimp and seal the bag tightly. Make sure the dressing is covering all the shrimp and allow the shrimp to marinade for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat your grill to high heat. Weave shrimp onto skewer. Place on grill and cook until the shrimp begins to brown, about 3-5 minted on each side {depending on how high your heat is}. To make the lime crema: mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl with a whisk. To assemble tacos: place 3-4 shrimp on tortilla, garnish with avocado pieces, lime crema and cilantro.

Happy cooking and thanks for stopping by!

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