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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19 comments:

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

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

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  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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  4. Love it! Won't you consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-7.html ?

    Hugs,

    Kathy

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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! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  6. Yum, I can't wait to have this for dinner. http://wanttogetcrafty.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  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.
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  9. Yummy!Thanks for sharing

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  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!

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

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

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  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

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  13. oh yum! This looks DELISH! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next week!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

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