Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Maria Rosario Mod:3

Ingredients and Measurements:

For the Salsa

1 small shallot

1 jalapeno pepper, quartered and seeded

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from half a lime

1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

For the Shrimp

1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Scant 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1-1/2 pounds large or extra large shrimp, peeled and de-veined


1. Make the Salsa: Put the shallot, jalapeno and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Add chopped tomatoes, avocado, salt, lime juice and cilantro and stir to combine.

Make the Shrimp: Heat grill to medium. Meanwhile, mix the olive oil, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper and shrimp in a large bowl. Stir until shrimp are evenly coated with seasoning. Grease grill with vegetable oil or non-flammable cooking spray. Place shrimp on grill and cook until just opaque, about 1-1/2 - 2 minutes per side. Cover to keep shrimp warm. Spoon avocado salsa generously over warm tortillas, then top with 3 shrimp, and red cabbage.

Why is this dish healthy for you?

1. This dish is healthy because it contains vegetables such as tomato, avocado, red cabbage, cilantro, and lime. It is also healthy because it contains fish and fish are lower in fat than any other source of animal protein. Oily fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the "good" fats. This meal also has 505 calories with only 6g of sugar, 27g of fat, and 40g of carbohydrates.

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