Health and Wellness - Tip 4 - Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos
Posted by Jennifer on July 27
Photographed by Jennifer
- posted by Jennifer
- Today, since the weather is warming up, I want to share one of my favorite summer time recipes on our Health and Wellness series. You can check out our other Health and Wellness posts on the blog.
When it's super hot out, no one really feels like eating anything hot and cooking over a hot stove or oven is just awful. So, I want to share one of my new favorite recipes that is so healthy and so delicious! There is no cooking required so no hot stove. This is a recipe that was so simple when I was making it that I thought it would be bland but my husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the tastiness of these easy little tacos.
Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos:
Look for cooked, peeled shrimp at the seafood counter; or quickly thaw frozen cooked, peeled shrimp in a colander under cold running water. Marinate shrimp in a nonreactive bowl, such as one that is glass or ceramic; an aluminum or copper bowl will react with the citrus juice to give the shrimp a metallic taste.
* 3 limes
* 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
* 1 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 avocado)
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 pound cooked peeled medium shrimp
* 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Finely grate rind from limes to measure 1 tablespoon; juice limes to measure 1/4 cup. Place rind and juice in a large bowl. Add tomato and remaining ingredients except tortillas; toss well to combine. Cover and chill for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/2 cup shrimp mixture down center of each tortilla; fold in half. Serve immediately.
Mango can be tricky to work with I have found but I have learned how to get the most out of this delicious fruit. Use a very sharp vegetable peeler to get the skin off the mango. If you buy a ripe but still firm mango and keep it in the fridge, this is much easier. Then put the peeled fruit on a cutting board and grab your sharpest, smooth blade knife and a big fork. Hold down the fruit with the fork, feel around for where the seed is and cut around the seed as close as you can. You should be able to get maximum fruit off the seed if you do it this way. Be careful! Mangoes are super slippery!
- Nutritional Information:
* Amount per serving
* Calories: 261
* Calories from fat: 27%
* Fat: 7.8g
* Saturated fat: 1.3g
* Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
* Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
* Protein: 19.5g
* Carbohydrate: 30.3g
* Fiber: 5g
* Cholesterol: 115mg
* Iron: 3.1mg
* Sodium: 498mg
* Calcium: 114mg
* YIELD: 6 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
- Please note: Carie Fisher is not a health and wellness expert by trade but as a beauty product and health and wellness junky of 30+ years, has much information to share on these topics!