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Shrimp Tacos


Rate this recipe 2.6/5 (6 Votes)


  • 3 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup peeled tomato
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Place the peppercorns in a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together and tie securely. Combine cheesecloth bag, water, salt, red pepper and lime quarters in a Dutch Oven.

Step 2

Bring to a boil, cook 2 minutes. Add shrimp, cook 2 minutes or until done. Drain. Discard cheesecloth bag and lime quarters.

Step 3

Combine shrimp, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno pepper, tossing well to coat. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/3 cup of shrimp mixture into each tortilla. Top each taco with 1 Tbsp tomato, 2 tsp sour cream and 2 tsp onions.

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Spread the mix onto the toasted pepper

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