Spicy Shrimp tacos- cook for your life- anti-cancer recipes
Spicy Shrimp tacos
Servings: 4
Prep time: 20
Total time: 30 minutes

If you enjoy a spicy treat these Spicy Baja Style Shrimp Tacos are for you. They are the kind of easy spicy food I adored to eat during treatment to blast away at my chemo impaired palate. Marinating the shrimp in this citrusy mix of lemon zest and juice stirred into a liberal quantity of minced jalapenos, garlic and cilantro, turns these utterly simple, utterly delicious tacos into seafood a fiesta for the tastebuds. Leave them in the marinade for 20 minutes and they’ll taste even better if that’s at all possible. Hot! Hot! Hot!


1. In a large bowl, combine jalapenos, ¼ cup cilantro, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp and stir until shrimp is coated.

2. Place a sauté pan over medium heat and add remaining oil. Add shrimp and cook for about 10 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink. Remove from heat.

3. In a dry sauté pan over medium low heat, place one tortilla at a time in the pan to heat through.

4. Place a portion of shrimp onto each tortilla. Garnish with remaining cilantro and red onion.

Cristina Torres, Drexel Food Lab

Ann's Tips and Tricks

This is also delicious made with Tilapia! If you want to cut down a little on the heat, deseed and devein the jalapenos before mincing.



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