Lime-Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Crema

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Ingredients

Lime-Grilled Shrimp Tacos

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked sweet Spanish paprika
  • 2 pounds large (16/20) uncooked shrimp, peeled, tail off and deveined

Chipotle Crema

  • 2 tablespoons TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons smoked sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • Sliced red and green cabbage, for garnish
  • Sliced red peppers, for garnish

Preparation

Prepare Shrimp: Mix brown sugar, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, TABASCO® Original Red, salt and paprika in a medium bowl and mix well. Add shrimp and stir to coat evenly. Let marinate 30 minutes to an hour for best flavor.

Prepare Chipotle Crema: Place TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce, sour cream and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir until fully mixed and evenly smooth in texture. If an extra spicy kick is desired, simply add a few more dashes of TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce. Set aside and keep cool.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Thread shrimp onto metal skewers evenly, about 5-6 shrimp per skewer. Lightly oil grill to prevent shrimp from sticking to grates. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side until just pink and opaque.

Heat the tortillas on the grill until warm, about 5 seconds per side. Top each with shrimp, cabbage, peppers and the Chipotle Crema. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Created by Chef Jesse Perez

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  • Name: Ana Almendares Dardis
    Date: July 31st, 2015
    It's close to 10:30pm, I'm still full from earlier dinner - now after watching this vid I'm drooling and thinking about eating a shrimp taco. Why, oh, whyyyyyy!! Must make these VERY soon - sounds and looks like a mouth watering recipe. Yummm!
  • Name: Louis Werber
    Date: July 30th, 2015
    The best tacos I ever ate.
  • Name: Rick Harrison
    Date: July 29th, 2015
    Wow! Got to try this, it looks delicious!
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