February 20, 2011

Spicy Shrimp, Guacamole and Tomato Fajita Wraps

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We love mexican food. It's very healthy when made at home and there is always the right amount of spice to jazz it up. Also, for quick throw together meals, it's so simple to put the spicy shrimp in a wrap or just eat in a pile on your plate for a full and satisfying meal. Yum. We frequently make our own salsa so when we are having tacos such as these, it comes in handy to just throw an avocado into the salsa and you have instant guacamole. Everything is healthy, homemade and simple... all of my favorite things.


This dish, if made in large or small quantities, can work perfectly for a hearty lunch or a full course dinner. I like to set out all the fixings bar style for a casual dinner or entertaining so everyone can grab and fix up each of their wraps.

Spicy Shrimp, Guacamole and Tomato Fajita Wraps


Ingredients 
Recipes and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno
1 lb. shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), peeled
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (to taste/heat)
4 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 small onion

1 'on the vine' tomato
1 jalapeno
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 avocado, diced 

1 lime, half juiced (about 1 Tbs.) and half cut into wedges

1 clove garlic, minced

4 tortillas wraps, warmed

Toss the shrimp with 1 Tbs. oil, the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with the jalapeno, onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and 1/4 tsp. salt.
Heat 1-1/2 Tbs. oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until they turn pink and become just firm to the touch, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large plate.

To heat the tortillas but keep them from ripping or cracking, warm them in your toaster oven or in a skillet, 10 to 15 seconds on each side, and then put them between layers of damp paper towels until they are ready to be served. This keeps them nice and warm.



Let your friends help themselves...and trust me, they will.
Enjoy! 

3 comments:

Pam said...

Delicious and simple - my kind of food.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog some time ago. I have been MIA from the blogosphere for some time now but wanted to come by.

Shrimp is one of my fav foods and this dish looks amazing. I hope you have enjoyed blogging so far! Take care!!

Laura Jeanne said...

Thank you both so much for your comments and for taking the time to peek at what I have been working on. I love simple yet delicious dinners and this is absolutely a crowd favorite in my house. I have another shrimp fajita dish I am going to be sharing soon as well so check back. I will be sure to continue to visit your blogs and see what delicious things you are cooking up.
thanks :)