Monday, January 16, 2012

Crispy Shrimp Tacos & Beans

I was going through the pictures in my camera when I noticed this shrimp dinner we made a while ago.  Unfortunately, this happens to me way too often and sometimes I forget what the dish is and I can't share it with you.  Fortunately, that's not the case with this dish.  I remember this one and I have the recipe for you.  These were Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Red Beans and all the fix-ins.  

The kids love when they can assemble their own dinner, who doesn't love that right?  We had avocado, cilantro, onion and a homemade salsa.

we also had a milder salsa for the kids (Newman's Pineapple Salsa - the kids love it!) We prefer corn tortillas to flour so me served those with our tacos.  We also had a mango that needed to be eaten so we threw that on the table to use as well.   We had a lot of dishes to clean that night but it was worth it!  Enjoy!!

recipe adapted from Real Simple
What you need:
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
2 15.5-ounce cans kydney beans, rinsed
kosher salt and black pepper
1 pound peeled and deveined small shrimp
1 large egg white, beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
toppings: onion, mango, avocado, salsa, cilantro, hot sauce, sour cream, and lime wedges

What you do:
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the scallion whites and saute until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the beans, ¼ cup water, and salt and pepper. Cook until warmed through, just a few minutes. Stir in the green parts of the scallions.
For the shrimp:
In a bowl, toss the shrimp with the egg white. In a second bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
Heat the remaining ½ cup of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry the shrimp until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with tortillas and add your choice of toppings.  Serve with the beans on the side.

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  1. We had mexican food over the weekend. Those shrimp tacos look yummy!!

  2. Oooh, this sounds great! And the cilantro is always great on tacos!

  3. These look delicious! I've had shrimp tacos with sauteed shrimp, but never fried. I love the idea of of crispy shrimp. That add a great texture to the taco! Great recipe!

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  5. These look DELISH!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! You are being featured on my FB page today!

  6. Yum, I can't wait to have this for dinner.

  7. Taco night was always one of my favorites at home because we got to assemble our own tacos from all sorts of fun mix-ins! Granted, everything usually came from a box...but still. I love those crispy shrimp! They definitely MAKE the tacos.

  8. These look so good. Besides my weekly fri-monday linky I am hosting a Valentine contest. If you have any Valentine inspired posts please link them up for a chance to win.

  9. Yummy!Thanks for sharing

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  10. This is a little different take on a shrimp taco, and I'm anxious to give this a try. I like the idea of serving with red beans for something a little different. Thanks!

  11. These look great, my husband would love them!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on!

  12. Danielle, I sure hope you saved me some of those Shrimp Tacos, they look awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. oh yum! This looks DELISH! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    Chef in Training

  14. looks fabulous! and I can tell it tastes fabulous too!
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