Today’s recipe is my
superb grilled shrimp tacos with cilantro sauce. They taste like Miami: a
fusion of ingredients and flavors and color and textures, that result in a
flavorful, scrumptious, vibrant, yet delicate dish.
The best part: it
won’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare and serve it.
I grilled the shrimp
(because at home we all love grilled food,) but they can also be cooked in the
The secret to this
delicacy is the cilantro sauce that you make in the blink of an eye by blending
all the ingredients in a blender.
This is Maricel Presilla’s sauce with slight
variations in the ingredients proportions.
And these tacos would be nothing without
Maricel’s signature mojo.
of July to everybody living in this wonderful country where we celebrate our
independence with picnics, backyard BBQs, baseball games and fireworks instead
of military parades!
Shrimp tacos with cilantro sauce | Ingredients
for 4 servings
Ingredients for the cilantro sauce
¾ cup of mayonnaise (I
1 cup of cilantro
leaves washed and dried
½ teaspoon of ground
3 tablespoons fresh
Red pepper flakes to
Put all ingredients in
a blender and blend until a smooth and creamy.
Ingredients for the tacos
8 flour or corn
40 medium shrimp,
cleaned, washed and dried with paper towels
4 cups of your choice
of lettuce, rinsed, dried and chopped
Place the shrimp in a
bowl and sprinkle some lime juice. Let marinate for 5-10 minutes.
Grease a grilling pan
and place on the grill. Add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp for
8-10 minutes. You know the shrimp are ready when the flesh is white and the
exterior is reddish. Do not overcook.
Once the shrimp are
ready, place the tortillas on the grill to warm them.
Put the tortillas on
individual plates and add some lettuce.
Put the shrimp over the
Serve with cilantro
sauce to taste.
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Etiquetas: #VivaFlorida, grilling, sea food