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Margarita Shrimp Tacos

I had some leftover frozen shrimp from the Lemon Spaghetti with Shrimp I made not long ago, and I couldn’t wait for an excuse to use them. I love seafood, so it wasn’t hard to convince myself to give these Margarita Shrimp Tacos a try. Tacos and shrimp with any and all the toppings I love? Bring it on!

Great tacos for a quick dinner. Especially good for Cinco de Mayo! The shrimp are quickly marinated in margarita ingredients!

Recipe Author: Nick at Macheesmo
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The Ingredients

So you already know I had the shrimp, but I did have to but most everything else. Whole Foods had everything I needed, even the cotija cheese. If you’ve never had it, it’s a mild white cheese that crumbles easily. Some recipe I have say you can substitute grated parmesan, but I think cotija is milder.

Another thing I’m glad I tried is Whole Foods’ spicy guacamole. To be honest, I only ordered it because I thought it would be a good prop for photos. I ordered the regular, but they were out, so I opted for the spicy version as a substitute. Now I have to be honest, I don’t care for avocado. I eat it in sushi, but to me, it doesn’t have any taste. Same with most guac, but this stuff was positively addictive. Words I never thought I would say: I love guacamole!

Margarita Shrimp Tacos Ingredients
Shrimp, lettuce, lemon, limes, tequila, salsa, jalapeños, cotija cheese, flour tortillas, cilantro, guacamole, and olive oil

The Process

Have I already mentioned that this recipe was incredibly easy? If not, now I have. The instructions break the steps down into simple, easy to follow steps. Here’s how I spent my time:

  • 8 minutes to peel and clean the shrimp (you can skip this by buying cleaned shrimp)
  • 20 minutes to marinate the shrimp
  • 4 minutes to cook the shrimp
  • 32 minutes total

I opted not to chop the shrimp so that probably saved me a minute or two of prep time. I also prepped the toppings while the shrimp were marinating, so everything was ready to assemble by the time the shrimp was cooked.

Tip: Just before serving, heat the tortillas in the microwave. Place a few on a plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and nuke them for 30 seconds. Keep them covered with a tea towel to keep them warm. They will be softer and more pliable than they were straight out of the package.

Marinating the shrimp
Marinating the shrimp

So how was it?

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I think I'm in love with these margarita shrimp tacos! I didn't think marinating shrimp for a few minutes would make much of a difference in their flavor, but it really did. The margarita marinade gave the shrimp a little bit of a tangy zip without overwhelming them. Just add the toppings you like for an easy and delicious meal in just over half an hour.
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