Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
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  • Food: Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

Aioli is made with hot, creamy chipotle peppers and fish.

I must make the following confessions regarding this meal:

1. I love mayo, which may sound odd given my generally healthy habits. And I’m addicted to Japanese Kewpie Mayo in an unhealthy way.

That might be one of the five items I would carry with me if I had to go to a desert island. To prepare this sauce, several chipotles are also added.

2. Last week, I made these tacos for just myself one evening while Jack was working late and I was watching my most sinful television.

I had been proudly avoiding The Bachelor for weeks. and Smash, a program I despise but adore. (Or, I’m not sure which, love to hate.)

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Food: Chipotle Shrimp Tacos (Source: Dishing out Health)

3. If I had a margarita to go with these, it might have truly been a “girls’ night in.” However, that would have needed a lot of preparation, so box wine it was.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos Ingredients

chipotle sauce:

  • 2-3 chipotle peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • ¼ cup mayo, Kewpie, or any kind
  • ½ cup silken tofu
  • splash of honey (or agave)
  • salt & pepper
  • squeezes of lime
  • splash of rice vinegar, if you make yours too spicy by accident

for the tacos:

  • 2-3 raw shrimp per taco (or sliced portobello mushrooms for a veggie version)
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • salt, pepper
  • shredded napa cabbage
  • a few thinly sliced radishes
  • chopped cilantro
  • avocado slices
  • a few limes
  • tortillas (corn or flour)

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos Instructions

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Food: Chipotle Shrimp Tacos (Source: Dishing out Health)
  1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for the chipotle sauce. To your liking, taste and adjust the seasonings. You might opt to increase the number of chipotle peppers for flavor and spice, the amount of mayo for richness, or the amount of tofu for smoothness. Up to the serving time, chill.
  2. Add salt and pepper to the raw shrimp before serving. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp when the oil is just beginning to bubble, and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Add the minced garlic to the shrimp when they are almost done, and give the pan a thorough shake (I find that my garlic burns if I add it earlier). After adding a couple of lime wedges, take the shrimp out of the pan.
  3. Tacos should be assembled with shrimp, raw vegetables, portions of the chipotle sauce, and additional limes.