Shrimp Tacos

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 397.9
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 233.3 mg
  • Sodium: 2,122.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 28.8 g

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Shredded rotisserie chicken or flaked, cooked fish also works well in these tacos.

Shredded rotisserie chicken or flaked, cooked fish also works well in these tacos.


    3 tablespoons black peppercorns
    3 quarts water
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground red pepper
    2 limes, quartered
    1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper
    12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
    3/4 cup chopped peeled tomato
    1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    1/2 cup chopped green onions


Place the peppercorns on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together, and tie securely. Combine cheesecloth bag, water, salt, red pepper, and lime quarters in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes or until done. Drain. Discard cheesecloth bag and lime quarters.

Combine shrimp, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper, tossing well to coat. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/3 cup shrimp mixture into each tortilla; top each taco with 1 tablespoon tomato, 2 teaspoons sour cream, and 2 teaspoons onions.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 tacos)

Surf for Supper. 20 seafood favorites ready in about 20 minutes at Cooking Light.

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  • I will also use flour tortillas next time. The recipe is delicious, though. I think that the sodium content might be a bit high as listed in the nutritional info. - 7/13/11

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  • My husband and I both loved this recipe so much that we are going to pick up more shrimp and cook again tomorrow. Recipe is perfect as is. - 5/10/08

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  • I will try with flour tortillas next time, as the corn ones were falling apart and made eating difficult - 7/29/07

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