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Food on Fridays with Ann
This isn’t a recipe; rather it’s a quick meal idea if you happen to have the right things on hand.
I plucked a bag of frozen shrimp from the freezer, sauteed them in an iron skillet with a little oil, added taco seasoning (I used an Ortega seasoning packet) along with a splash of water to create the sauce, then plopped them into some warm corn tortillas with avocado (cut them up any old way), lettuce (I didn’t have much), tomatoes (I cut up some grape tomatoes I had on hand), and some diced sweet red pepper.
Usually I just substitute beans for the ground beef, but something made me think of the shrimp, and boy am I glad!
I could eat this every day for a week and not get tired of it.
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April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
Your shrimp tacos sound lovely! It’s so nice when delicious and comforting is quick and easy too 🙂 This week I’ve shared an old fashioned banana cake. Thank you for hosting.
Well, old fashioned banana cake sure sounds delicious and comforting! Thanks as always for being a part of my life, April.
Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says
I’m glad you shared this. I’m not so good at the last minute meals. While I don’t know if my kids will go for shrimp, it doesn’t hurt to try. I could also cut up chicken breasts into cubes and keep those for quick meals or cubes of beef.
Great idea–any quick protein prepared like that seems like it could take away stress. We had an emotional week and I had to be gone a lot from home. I would come home so hungry without a lot of time to plan ahead or prep, so this did turn out to not only be quick but really satisfying when I needed nourishment to get through.
Megan Willome says
About a week ago, we got a taco truck down the street from our house. Guess what I ordered? Shrimp tacos!
A taco truck? Oh, man, what a great idea! I need to live in the southwest….
Trish Southard says
I’m so excited we have everything and the only missing ingredient…shrimp! A quick trip to HEB market and we are in business. Thank you Ann. Looks so delicious.
Yum! I know what the Southards are having for Saturday night dinner!
Hazel Moon says
This sounds lovely. I once enjoyed a fish taco when my girl friend suggested that we order one while we were on vacation in Hawaii. I was surprized and liked it very much. Usually we make our own taco, with hamburger, and I add my own seasons, not a packet. 🙂 Chili powder will do just fine and yumm it is good in the hamburger.
I had it at a restaurant sometime in the last year, Hazel, and I think that’s the only reason I ever would have thought of it. It would not have even occurred to me otherwise.
I have a recipe for taco seasonings that I really like–I got it from online somewhere. I’ll have to post it sometime. My husband prefers the premade packets, just because of convenience.
Again, thanks for hosting! That’s a pretty simple, yet quick and satisfying recipe for a last minute dinner … I’m definitely keeping that in mind for one of those run away nights!
Ann Kroeker says
Glad to give you an easy idea–I just flopped it all on that tortilla. Super easy.
Heather L. says
Hmmm….would never have thought of shrimp but I should try this sometime. My kids would love it.
Ann Kroeker says
Some people aren’t fans of fish or shrimp, but seafood cooks so fast that those who do could enjoy an easy meal. I’m going to try it with fish, too–same seasonings.