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!
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!
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.