You will fall in love with these 15-minute guacamole and shrimp tacos. Crispy tacos are packed with tasty seared shrimp, fresh guacamole, and crunchy veggies. It’s a great combination of textures and flesh flavors.
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If you want dinner in 15 minutes, these Guacamole Shrimp Tacos are the way to go!
We all have those days when we are so tired that even a thought of having to cook dinner is daunting. Those are the days when I usually open the fridge and pantry and just stare to see if I have anything that does not require any cooking. A can of cashews, cheese, and grapes have been my dinner a few times.
I cook for a living and I still have days where I don’t want to step foot in the kitchen. But, the family still needs to be fed and they get cranky when they’re hungry. That’s the days we need super easy and fast recipes.
I’ve tested these tacos and no joke, they take about 15 minutes to make. Last time I was making them, my husband was getting ready to go to work and I only had 24 minutes. I made the tacos, took pictures, and had a few minutes left over.
Anytime I only have a few minutes, I turn to shrimp. Shrimp is a fast protein that is cooked in about 5 minutes. Shrimp is perfect for a fast recipe when you don’t have a lot of time. It’s perfect for a fast lunch and dinner.
When I only have a few minutes for lunch, I whip up an quick Shrimp Sandwich or a shrimp salad. As long as I am not feeling lazy, a few minutes spent to prepare a delicious, fresh sandwich is so worth it.
So as long as you are not feeling lazy and have 15 minutes, nothing else will stop you from digging into some delicious shrimp tacos.
HOW DO I MAKE DELICIOUS GUACAMOLE AND SHRIMP TACOS:
- Just as this recipe is fast, it is really easy to make. Fist, I always start by rinsing out my shrimp and de-veining them. If I know that I don’t have time for de-veining shrimp, I but the ones that are already cleaned out.
- Then, I mix shrimp with seasoning while the pan is preheating.
- While cooking the shrimp, dice your veggies. Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado provides a nice cooling affect to a spiciness of shrimp and guacamole. And of course, you can always control how much spice you add so you can tolerate it.
- You have a choice to prepare your own guacamole recipe or grab your favorite one at the store. NOTE: if you are making your own guac. for this recipe, it will take you a few extra minutes.
- After the shrimp is done, all you will have left is to assemble the tacos!
- In crunchy tacos, layer guacamole, cooked shrimp, and diced veggies.
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Guacamole and Shrimp Enchiladas
- 1/2 lb raw shrimp
- 1 lime juice and zest from 1 lime
- 1/4 tsp chili powder (more if you want spicier shrimp)
- 4 corn taco shells
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 1/4 cup minced red onion
- 2 tomatoes seeds removed
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
- 4 oz guacamole (more if you wish)
Rinse and de-vein shrimp if needed.
Preheat a cooking pan over medium heat.
Mix shrimp with lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, and salt. Once the pan is heated, add a little bit of canola oil for cooking the shrimp.
Cook shrimp until it turns pink and opaque on each side, flipping half way through. Once shrimp is cooked take them out of the pan immediately.
Dice cucumber and tomatoes. Mince red onion and cilantro.
Peel avocado, take out the pit, and dice the avocado meat.
To assemble the tacos: Layer guacamole, then shrimp, and then veggies in the taco shell.
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