30 Minute Meal: Simple Grilled Chili Shrimp Soft Tacos

Posted by aMusingFoodie in Blog, meals for moms on Tue, Jan 24, 2012

Need dinner in less than 30 minutes? Who doesn’t!
I’ve mentioned my love of frozen raw shrimp before. Buy them when they’re on sale (usually buy one/get one), use what you need, then keep the rest frozen for a future meal.
Here’s one of my go-to meals:
Grilled Chili Shrimp Soft Tacos


24 large shrimp, tails removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 flour tortillas
1 small tomato, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup seasoned rice*
1 14.5 ounce can refried beans, warmed
1/4 cup sour cream
Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and place in oven at 325 degrees to warm while you make the rest of the meal.
Warm a grill pan with olive oil (or a large skillet) over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle one side of the shrimp with chili powder, salt and pepper. Place the shrimp seasoned-side down in the grill pan and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, squirt with lemon juice, and then flip. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Build the tacos with shrimp, beans, rice, cheese, tomato, onion and sour cream. Serve hot!
Makes 6 soft tacos.
 *Seasoned rice in our house includes parsley or cilantro, garlic salt, pepper – add while fluffing the rice after it’s cooked.
About Liza Hawkins

With her down-to-earth approach to food, and a dash or two of snark, Liza enjoys eating, reading, cooking, dining and writing on a daily basis. By day, she's an insurance professional, by night she gracefully (or not sometimes) barrels through life keeping up with her blog (a)Musing Foodie, other freelance writing jobs, non-profit work, Twitter and Facebook, her kids, her husband, and whatever else happens to fill her plate. Read her blog here: www.amusingfoodie.com

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