It's pouring rain outside, and all I can think about is relaxing on the beach with fish tacos and a pitcher of margaritas. Sandy toes. A massage, maybe? Bring me back my sunshine, New York! Luckily, tropical happiness can be conjured with a single, simple, and fully delicious meal.
If you've ever been afraid to cook shrimp or fish, then one, you're not alone because I was once you. And two, don't let fear run your life! You'll feel totally empowered once you've finished cooking this dish, which will take probably 10 minutes in total. Crack open some tequila (Paleo!!) and get started.
- 8 shrimp (I got mine raw and frozen from Whole Foods. You'll have to wash and de-vein them yourself, but that's part of the fun!)
- 2 avocados, medium
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- 1 1/2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 lime
- cabbage (optional)
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- Combine diced onion, tomato, and cilantro in one bowl (henceforth known as pico de gallo!). Set aside.
- Mash 2 avocados in separate bowl.
- Mix HALF of the diced onion, tomato, and cilantro with the avocado. Squeeze 1/2 lime in and salt to taste.
- Prepare the shrimp:
- Thaw the shrimp. There are directions on how to do this on the bag, but you can basically run water over the shrimp until it is thawed.
- Take shell off, including the tail, and de-vein it (I like to take a fork or knife and make a shallow incision along the top and bottom of the shrimp. Pull out the dark looking line that runs long ways from head to tail.)
- Heat pan with coconut oil.
- Throw minced garlic in pan and cooked until browned.
- Throw shrimp in pan. Flip after 2 minutes (the shrimp will turn pink and start to curl when it's ready!)
- Take a cabbage leaf (or paleo tortilla, or regular tortilla, whatever!!) and scoop in shrimp, guacamole, and pico de gallo (see above).
- Eat and enjoy!
This recipe makes 2 tacos and a whole lot of extra guacamole. Enough for a fiesta! Invite the crew over!
14.7g fat/13.6g carbs/23.1g protein/126.4 calories (per serving of 2 tacos with cabbage)
Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.