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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Cream

Do you love Avocados?  I sure do!  And how happy was I to discover the new Avocados From Mexico recipe website "Recipes From Avocado Lovers"!!  It is a great site for recipe lovers like me to find new recipes to try.  Not only that, the website also allows us to share our favourite avocado recipes, download ringtones, wallpapers and other fun items to show avocado love!

There are so many great recipes on the site, so I had a hard time picking just one to try.  I found a recipe for Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Cream that I amended so that I could use groceries that I already had on hand.  Here is what I did:

1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 onion, julienned

2 avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 limes, juiced

2 cups coleslaw (I used the pre-packaged coleslaw)
2 tablespoons canola oil

1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Whole wheat tortillas
Fresh cilantro                       

Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan, boil for 1 minute. Julienne the onions and put into a bowl.  Pour the vinegar mixture over onions; chill until ready to serve. You can make this in advance if needed (and will allow for the mixture to cool more).

Using a blender or bullet, puree avocados, sour cream and half of the lime juice. Scoop into a small bowl. 

In another bowl, combine the coleslaw, half of the oil, the remaining lime juice and a pinch of salt.  Mix well.
Season shrimp with taco seasoning (I used my homemade seasoning). Use remaining oil for a skillet, heat skillet, add shrimp and sauté for no more than 2-3 minutes.

Prepare your tacos using a tortilla, coleslaw mixture, avocado cream, onions and garnish with fresh cilantro. 

We had these for lunch, and they were a perfect summer lunch!  We all enjoyed them, and the baby was eating the avocado cream straight!  I think that my husband and oldest son re-discovered that they do like avocados, which is good, since the baby and I both love them!  These are tacos that we will make again, especially with the hot days of summer upon us.  They were so fresh tasting!

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  2. We love fish tacos in my house, but we've never tried shrimp tacos. Definitely saving this recipe to try later!

    Just started following you from the Weekend Blog Walk and would love a follow back! Thanks :)

  3. I gotta admit, I'm not sure about the cole slaw, but the rest sounds amazing! I love reading your blog, even though I don't get to try all the recipes, things I see here inspire new ideas when I do my own cooking!

  4. This recipe sounds and looks delicious! I used my Cook'n recipe capture to copy the recipe so I can make the tacos for my family sometime! Thanks for posting it!

  5. Sounds wonderful! I tried making a raw chocolate recipe that included an avocado recently. Sad to say it was terrible, lol! This sounds much better!

  6. making these! i love avocado and shrimp. my husband loves mexican. sounds great!

  7. yum and yum! I need to get more fresh shrimp from my mother in law! We're spoiled having family who lives on the coast!

  8. oh i love avacados and shrimp! this looks perfect, especially for a summer dinner! thanks so much for sharing!

  9. try the original


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