if you don’t like shrimp… i’m sorry. for the second time in three days, i’m sharing a shrimp recipe. but hot dang is this one delicious! i simplified and adjusted a recipe i saw on how sweet it is. i just can’t get over how many different flavors and textures there were in this dinner and it was so out of the norm from regular chicken, pasta, etc. dishes. everything tasted so fresh and bright and worked really well together and i can’t wait to have this dinner again.
since i was preparing the dish for one, i had some extra produce left over at the end and while there is still 1/2 an onion and 1/2 a mango in my fridge, that’s it. i used the leftover 1/2 avocado, 1/2 tomato and 1/8 onion to make a little bit of guacamole on the side by mashing it together with some lime juice, salt, pepper and minced garlic. i also whipped up one serving of brown rice and mixed in some extra mango chunks and you guessed it… spritzed some lime on top.
my plate was so colorful, fun and NOT BORING!
1 cup shelled, deveined shrimp
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons flour
pinch of kosher salt, ground black pepper & garlic powder
1/4 mango, chopped
1/2 plum tomato, chopped
1/8 large, sweet yellow onion, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
2 small tortillas
[this serves one person two tacos]
the shrimp cooks super quickly, so i’d do all the prep work in advance so you can just assemble and go! first, i put my rice on the stove since that takes the longest. but that’s just a side dish and doesn’t count, so i won’t talk about it anymore…
i chopped up the tomato, avocado, mango, onion and luckily my lettuce was pre-shredded. i assembled a colorful little plate and set it aside.
next, make sure the shrimp are totally dry and sprinkle on both sides with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. then lightly dredge them in the flour on both sides.
heat a skillet with the olive oil and cook the shrimp for about two minutes on either side. then remove them from the pan and let them drain on a paper towel.
warm your tortillas and begin assembling! layer all the chopped fruits/veggies, spritz with some lime juice.
i then wrapped mine up like a burrito, plated my sides and proceeded to enjoy this fun dinner VERY much!
click here for a printable version of the recipe!