Who would have thought using the juice of an orange would go exquisitely well on shrimp? The night I made these for dinner I had planned to use only lime to season the shrimp but I didn't have enough. So, I grabbed an orange in place of another lime and juiced it. When I finished cooking and took the first bite of my tortilla, I was in pure shock. The flavor the cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, and shrimp had together was amazing, and I hope you are all able to give this recipe a shot. Let's get to it!
Yields: 4 tortillas
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
This recipe is dairy free and pescatarian.
1. Tortillas (GF optional)
2. Fresh cilantro
3. 1 avocado
4. 1 tomato
5. 1 cup of mini shrimp
6. 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 orange bell pepper
8. Extra virgin olive oil
9. Salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, chili lime seasoning, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika
10. 1 ½ lime
11. 1/2 orange
1. The day you want to cook shrimp, take your desired amount out of the frozen bag and put into a bowl. Run them under cold water and let them thaw for 15 minutes max. They’ll be softer now. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
2. In that same bowl we are going to season them: shrimp doesn’t have a strong taste to them so whatever you season them with will be great. For this recipe we will season the shrimp with: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, chili lime seasoning, juice of 1 lime, juice of ½ orange. Season to your liking. Mix well & place in fridge to marinate for a bit.
3. Now, grab your bell peppers and slice them into thin strips.
4. Next, finely dice your tomato.
5. Grab as much cilantro as you want and finely dice. Leave all the veggies to the side.
6. Now, grab an avocado and mash it all into a bowl and sprinkle on salt, lemon pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper, & juice of ½ lime. Mix well & leave to the side.
7. Now, turn the stove on and grab a large frying pan or wok if you have one. Turn to medium-high heat and add 1 TBSP of olive oil. Once you can smell the olive oil heat up add in the seasoned shrimp and bell peppers. It should sizzle on contact. Sauté well. Do a taste test and add salt, black pepper, garlic powder, or chili lime seasoning if need be.
8. Make sure to flip them so they cook evenly. It shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes to sauté. You will know they fully cooked when the tails are bright red.
9. Now to create your tortilla: grab a tortilla, add on the mashed avocado, arugula, tomato, sautéed shrimp & bell peppers, chopped cilantro, and a sprinkle of salt & black pepper for taste. Enjoy!