Shrimp tacos are popping up on more menus these days, and we can’t say we’re mad about it. We took inspiration from the Mexican dish and made a lighter version subbing out lettuce cups for tortillas, topped with smoky spice-marinated shrimp grilled to perfection, homemade salsa, lime crema, and sliced avocado. Get ready for a delightful dinner packed with punchy flavors and varied textures.
8 ounces shrimp
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 red onion
1 lime, divided
1 head butter lettuce
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons Cholula hot sauce
1 container Chobani nonfat Greek yogurt
10 wooden skewers
1. Marinate Shrimp
Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat (see Recipe Tip). Pat shrimp dry with paper towel. Season all over with spice mix. Set aside to marinate at room temperature.
2. Prepare Ingredients
While shrimp marinates, submerge skewers in water, if using (see Recipe Tip). Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice as much as desired (see Recipe Tip). Halve lime. Rinse lettuce, separate leaves into 6 cups, and divide between 2 serving plates, snacking on remainder. Rinse tomatoes and halve.
3. Make Lime Crema
Add hot sauce and 1 squeeze lime juice to container with Chobani yogurt and stir to combine. Season with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
4. Prepare Avocado and Make Salsa
Halve avocado and discard pit. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out flesh, discarding skin. Thinly slice and place on a plate. Squeeze over another squeeze of lime juice. In a small bowl, stir together onion, tomatoes, remaining lime juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired.
5. Grill Shrimp
Brush grill with 1 tablespoon olive oil.Thread shrimp evenly onto skewers, if using. Season shrimp all over with ½ teaspoon salt. Add to grill and cook until just pink, 1-2 minutes per side.
6. Plate Lettuce Cups
Add shrimp to lettuce cups, dividing evenly. Top with salsa, avocado, and a drizzle of lime crema. Use your hands to eat because it’s fun to skip utensils. Enjoy!
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