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Baja Shrimp Tacos

Reheating time: 10-15 minutes

This just felt right for back to school, post-Labor Day, have some fun eating.  Fresh, fruity, and perfect for scarfing down.  With your hands. So excited! Citrus poached shrimp with a nice smoky sweet + spicy glaze, cilantro lime rice, crunchy slaw, and fresh lime. What more could you ask for?  Fresh mango salsa and pineapple chipotle mayo?  We got that too.  Tacos are widely accepted as a cure-all in the medical field, so whatever you’re ailing from, a taco can probably fix that. Grab an ice cold beverage, figure out some sort of tropical setting for yourself, and get in there!


For the shrimp:

The best way is to slowly warm the shrimp in the oven, then give them a quick broil for some color/char. On a large sheet tray or casserole dish, spread the shrimp and cover with aluminum foil.  Pop in the oven at 375F. Bake for 4-5 minutes, till warm, then remove the foil.  Give them a quick broil to caramelize slightly. Once they’re hot, they’re ready!


For the rice:

Put in a bowl, cover with a damp paper towel or cloth and microwave till hot.  But we didn’t tell you that, ‘cause you know how we feel about microwaves.  


For the slaw:

Nothing to do here. Just revel in the beauty of crunchy summer veggies. Salted and pressed veggies are so cool- they retain all of their flavor- the salt pulls out only the liquids in the cell walls, leaving all the sugars behind. Sweet, fresh, and just a little spicy, this slaw is my entire world in this summer heat. Keep it nice and cold till you’re ready to eat. 


For the tortillas:

Best technique is to char them over an open flame for 5-10 seconds on each side, so they get warm and lightly charred. Stack them up under a warm and slightly damp dish towel to keep them hot and let them steam a bit. Alternatively, warm them in a nonstick pan one at a time. Get them hot!


For taco assembly:

There’s quite a few possible combinations for tonight when it comes to actually building your tacos. We have three different garnishes, each packing their own punch. I’d recommend just sending it, and putting everything on there. Why not. At least for one. For the others, you can mix and match fillings and garnishes and find out what you like the best 🙂 Experiment! Whatever you do, make sure to top off your creation with a fresh squeeze of lime!


That’s it!

Keep cool, eat some tacos, and make the best of the night.

Dinner is served, and solved. #weareweco


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