4.28.2009

Peanut Shrimp (or chicken)Tacos

A couple of months ago I was flipping though some recipe books and found a recipe for Grilled Peanut Shrimp in the "You on a diet" book by Dr. Mehmot Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen. I have changed up the recipe a bit and made tacos. Jeff really really liked them and said they were "get lucky" tacos so I decided I would share my changed up recipe.

Kate's Peanut Shrimp (or chicken, but shrimp is better) Tacos

Servings 2 (2 tacos per person)

Ingredients:
1 pound medium uncooked shrimp (26-30 count will give you just over 10 shrimp per person), peeled and deveined OR 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts for those who don't like shrimp
2 tbsp natural peanut butter (you can probably use Jif but I haven't tried it)
2 tbsp canned light coconut milk **
Juice from one lime
2 pinches of cayenne pepper (add more for a tingly smile and a clean colon)
2 tsp of honey
1/2 tsp soy sauce or low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 garlic clove, grated (I use a small amount of garlic paste instead)
cheese
4 corn tortilla shells
butter spray
and condiments for after they are cooked...sour cream, salsa, guacamole, lettuce, etc.

Blend together all ingredients but the shrimp in your magic bullet (No other blender will do). Add the raw shrimp to your skillet and pour the blended concoction over the raw shrimp. Cook the shrimp, only a couple of minutes on each side, until both sides are pink and the sauce has evaporated or thickened to the point that it really is no longer a sauce. In a separate pan or cast iron skillet, heat your corn tortillas, one at a time, to make them soft and plyable. Once the shrimp is done separate the amount in half and cut the shrimp into small pieces. Add the shrimp and cheese to your warmed tortilla, fold in half and spray both sides of the taco shell with butter spray to help brown the shell. Cook and flip until both sides are brown, remove from the pan, add your condiments of choice and devour---hopefully you will "get lucky" as well.

On the coconut milk, I have only been able to find one size can, which is way more than needed for these tacos, so either make a lot of tacos or find another recipe that calls for coconut milk. If anyone has another recipe that calls for coconut milk let me know.

4 comments:

J, K, E & C Hadley said...

Mmmmm! I do love these tacos. Jeff

The Springer's said...

Ok, am I just slow, or is my mind in the gutter-- "get lucky?"

J, K, E & C Hadley said...

gutter baby...Jeff originally called them "get laid" tacos, however, since G&G read this I figured get lucky would sound better.

amy s said...

jeff commented on a blog...wow!!! :) hi jeffy!