Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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Here they are, as promised, Shrimp Tacos with the delicious Grilled Pineapple Salsa I shared last week. 
My family loves these Shrimp Tacos. I love how easy and quick they are to make. Perfect for a busy night when you need a 15 minute meal.

Today is the first day of my 25th year of marriage to the man I’m convinced God made especially for me.

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He loves God, me, our kids, family and friends,

and chocolate.

and shrimp.

So I’m sharing this recipe today in honor of him and the 24 years God has given us together. Maybe I’ll surprise him with something chocolate.

My family loves these Shrimp Tacos. I love how easy and quick they are to make. Perfect for a busy night when you need a 15 minute meal.

I don’t have an official recipe for the shrimp. I made it up as I went along and Joe said they were delicious. (I’m not a big shrimp eater so I had to make sure they passed the taste- test with my shrimp connoisseur.)

Here’s how I made the shrimp.

I started with frozen shrimp that I had thawed, and removed the tails from. (Or, maybe I bought this batch without tails, I really don’t know, it was more than a day ago so the details are lost.)
I made a mixture of lemon juice and pineapple juice from the pineapples I used to make the salsa. (Maybe 1/3 cup total, you don’t need a lot.)
I added about 2 TBSP honey.
I preheated a grill pan and dipped each piece of shrimp into the marinade mixture. (I did this on the stove, not the outside grill. If you use a grill you’ll need to use skewers or a pan.)
Once the shrimp was on the grill, I gave each piece a dusting of garlic powder and chili powder.
Work fast, because shrimp cooks fast. When it’s pink, it’s done. (Get your salsa made first.)

That’s it. Grab some flour tortillas, stuff them with the Grilled Pineapple Salsa and some grilled shrimp and you’ve got a delicious and healthy meal.

Worried about the cost of the shrimp?
I used half a bag that had cost about $12.00. I think we got 5-6 servings because with the salsa, you don’t need a lot of shrimp. So, that’s not so bad.

I’m off to find something chocolate to surprise my hard-working husband with.

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As promised on this post, here’s how cook this recipe “when I feel like it”:

In the morning, when I still have at least a sufficient level of “cooking mojo” I can do the following:

  • Defrost the shrimp by placing in a sealed bag and into a bowl of cold water.
  • Make the salsa.
  • Make the marinade for the shrimp and chill until it’s time to use it.

All I have to do at meal time is grill the shrimp and make some sweet tea.
Enjoy!
Shrimp Tacos

 

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