Thursday, May 23, 2013

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Sauce

I love shrimp tacos! I'm not supposed to have them too often since they are highs cholesterol, but they are such a good alternative to chicken or beef. I made them tonight as a special dinner for my friend and served them with an avocado sauce that has been hardcore floating around on Pinterest. I also served my version of Mexican dirty rice which I will post in a separate blog entry.



Ingredients (serves 4):
1 lb of frozen pre-cooked peeled and deveined shrimp (defrosted and diced)
2 Tbl oil
2 cloves garlic
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 Tbl lemon juice
1/2 cup World Harbors fajita marinade
1/2 cup white wine
1 tsp black pepper
8 small flour tortillas
Diced scallions to top 

Directions:
Heat oil in skillet to medium high and add onions. Cook until soft and add garlic. Add all of the liquid and boil until the wine reduces, about 5 minutes. Turn down to low and add shrimp, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (just the filling):
Calories: 206 per serving
Total Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 230mg
Sodium: 1,056mg
Carbohydrates: 10.2
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 8.6g
Protein: 20.5g

Avocado sauce ingredients (makes about 15 servings):
1 avocado
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup plain, low fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp hot sauce (I used Frank's red hot original)
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

Directions:
Using either a blender, immersion blender, or food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 61 per serving
Total fat: 5.7g
Sodium: 6.3mg
Carbohydrates: 1.8g
Fiber: 0.9g
Sugars: 0.6g
Protein: 1.5g

We started by spreading the sauce on a warm tortilla, adding the shrimp, and topping with scallions.

Enjoy! :)