When I think of the impacted area I think seafood and citrus. Maybe it's because I live in the Midwest, but anytime I'm on the coast I eat as much seafood as possible. Not to say we don't have access to flown in seafood here, it is just awesome being able to try so many different kinds of fresh seafood while visiting places like Florida. Besides seafood, you can't think of Florida without also thinking of oranges, grapefruit, limes, tangerines, etc. In fact, Florida is the top producer of oranges and tomatoes in the United States.
So what to do with all these traditional foods and flavors? Why not wrap them all together in a taco, influenced by the area's Hispanic heritage! Plus I love tacos! So, that is how I created my Shrimp Tacos with Citrus Avocado Salsa.
Shrimp Tacos with Citrus Avocado Salsa
2# Shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
4 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1/2 Orange, juiced
Citrus Avocado Salsa:
2 Avocados, decided chunky
2 Roma Tomatoes, diced chunky
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
1/8 cup Cilantro, chopped
1/2 Orange, juiced
1/4 tsp Garlic salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
Start your tacos by peeling and deveining the shrimp. Pat the shrimp dry and then coat the shrimp with the garlic, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and salt. Let shrimp sit and marinate while making the salsa.
To make the salsa combine the avocado, tomato, onion and cilantro. Then toss with the garlic salt, pepper and orange juice. Lightly stir to combine flavors. The salsa can sit and wait for the tacos to finish. Any leftovers need to be refrigerated.
Now start cooking the shrimp. Warm the oil over a medium-high heat. Coat the oil along the bottom of your pan and then add your shrimp. Saute the shrimp til they become pink and opaque. This usually takes 5 minutes. About half way through the cooking process, add the other half of orange's juice to the pan.
Serve your Shrimp inside your favorite taco shell with the Citrus Avocado Salsa on top!
My entire family loves these tacos! My kids consider shrimp a special treat. They are seasoned with a mild spice so everyone in the family can enjoy them. The Citrus Avocado Salsa adds richness and freshness to the taco, with a little zing from the orange. These tacos are easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd (or a family of six 😉).
Now, how you can help! Hurricane Irma hit several areas. These are local organizations that will be working in the impacted areas aiding with ongoing needs:
- Volunteer Florida
- Miami Diaper Bank
- SOS Foundation
- Harry Chapin Food Bank
- Heart of Florida United Way
- All Faiths Food Bank
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
- Fondos Unidos
- Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
- St. John Community Foundation
- Anguilla Beaches
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