Spicy Shrimp tacos- cook for your life- anti-cancer recipes

Spicy Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

These spicy tacos are the kind of easy spicy food that is great during treatment to blast away a chemo impaired palate. Marinating the shrimp in this citrusy mix of lemon zest and juice...


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons minced jalapeños, seeded
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts

Calories

381 cals

Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

11 g

Carbohydrates

39 g

Sugar

2 g

Fiber

6 g

Protein

21 g

Sodium

678 mg

Directions

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

Chef Tips

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

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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