If there is something I go nuts about it’s Shrimp. Big plump juicy Shrimp. Very fresh, from the market.
Saturdays is usually the day we eat fish or seafood since it is market day. Fish from the supermarket just doesn’t appeal to me, all packaged up in plastic.
I fry the Shrimp on high heat so they stay nice and juicy. Don’t over cook your Shrimp because they will become tough and that would be a real shame.
You can prepare the salsa and Aïoli in advance or even the night before. Then you could have dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. And I am sure you will please the entire family with these delicious Tacos.
1 lb. Jumbo Shrimp, peeled and cleaned
4 Whole unpeeled very Large Shrimp, to serve alongside
8 or more Taco Shells
1 C. Corn Kernels, fresh or from a can
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
a small bunch of Koriander
2 tbsp. Cajun Seasoning (store bought or make your own, see below.)
Shredded Lettuce to serve
Shredded red Cabbage to serve
Lemon wedges to serve
Note: if you use store bought Cajun Seasoning don’t use extra salt.
Cajun Seasoning Blend:
2 tbsp. Onion powder
2 tbsp. Garlic powder
2 tbsp. Oregano
2 tbsp. dried Basil
1 tbsp. Dried Thyme
2 tbsp. Ground Black pepper
1-3 tsps Cayenne Pepper
5 tbsp. smoked Paprika
2 Peaches, peeled and diced
2 tbsp. Koriander, chopped
1 red Chili, deseeded and chopped fine
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced small
Juice of half a Lemon
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 small Onion, peeled and diced very small
Salt and Pepper
Roasted Red Pepper Aïoli;
1 1/2 C. Mayonaisse
2 Garlic cloves peeled and grated
1 Roasted Pepper from a jar, patted dry on kitchen paper
Sat and Pepper
Start by making the Aïoli so the flavor can develop. You can make this the night before too. Drain de Pepper well and pat dry. Put all the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blitz a few times until smooth. Put in a bowl and place in the ridge until ready to use.
The for the Peach Salsa, place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix gently until combined. Put in a bowl and place in the fridge until ready to use.
Pre heat the oven for the tacos according to package instructions.
For the Shrimp, Rinse the seafood under cold water and pat dry thoroughly on kitchen paper. In a bowl combine the peeled Shrimp with the Olive Oil and Cajun seasoning and season with salt if necesarry. Mix well. Drain the Corn if it is canned.
Heat a griddle pan and spray lightly with some oil. Grill the large Shrimps for about three minutes on each side until cooked. Season with some salt.
Heat another large frying pan. When hot add the the Shrimp with all the oil. Fry on high for about 4 minutes. Do not overcook or they’ll become tough. After 4 minutes add the corn and fry for one or two more minutes just enough to heat up. Serve immediatly with…
Red shredded Cabbage
Roast red Pepper Aïoli
Looking for more great recipes to try? Be sure to check out this Thai Fish Parcels