Taco Tuesday

18 Jan

After making these tacos I have decided to make every Tuesday “Taco Tuesday”. There are endless possibilities when it comes to tacos and salsa’s. I found a really great recipe for a Chipotle marinade  and since it was so spicy I paired it with a mango and fennel salsa to balance it out. I know what your thinking, fennel salsa???? It actually came out really tasty. The fennel gives the taco a little crunch and you can’t go wrong with mangos!

For the Salsa: Mango, Fennel, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Cilantro, and Lime

Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate.

Marinate the shrimp for as long as you want. I marinated mine for about 6 hours. Oh and I tripled the marinade recipe because it was soooooooo good and I wanted my shrimp smothered in its goodness 🙂

Saute the shrimp in a little oil and your good to go!!!!!

CHIPOTLE MARINADE

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 3 tablespoons tequila or vodka
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from chipotle can
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  • 1 -Throw it all into a blender and hit puree, it really is that easy
  • 2 -Just keep tasting, everything is too taste in this, you can only go wrong if it’s too salty
  • 3- It should be almost fluffy if you have blended it enough, a bold, beautiful red with remnants of chili seeds scattered all the way through it.
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2 Responses to “Taco Tuesday”

  1. Angela January 18, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Wow!!! My neice is a Foodie! I can’t wait to follow along on your journey of blogging. The pic’s are beautiful and the blog reads like a story that we all want to be in. Congrats to you and I look forward to your next post.
    Love, Aunt Angie 🙂

  2. wintermonroe January 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Thanks Aunt Angie!!! That means a lot to me 🙂

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