Thursday, September 29, 2011

taco thursday

I have been so crazy busy with work - and life- and getting ready for my VACATION woo hoo! I just really have not been properly taking care of myself and I am feeeeling it. UGH. 

Last night I had this great recipe planned - wrap some spinach, quinoa and shrimp in foil - bake it add some mango and avo and yumm... well when I got to the store for the Mango and Avo - none were ripe, I refuse to buy pre-made guac and the mango salsa all looked like it was about to go bad. I almost had a melt down (that's how I know I am tired) My boyfriend said - OK well its Tuesday! Lets make Tacos! [Insert slight roll of the eyes] Fine, I sighed. SO here goes... Taco Thursday - like the name? I came up with it myself. My boyfriends roommate was home so we invited him to join us, family style! 

Shrimp tacos for 3! (or 4)
Serves 6-8 tacos

Shrimp - how ever many you like
Cilantro bunch - chopped, divided in two
Half onion chopped
Two roma tomatoes chopped
1/4c. Plain Greek yogurt (for toppings)
Sm can of green chilies
Yellow corn tortillas
Fat-Free refried black beans
Quinoa (instead of rice)
Garlic powder
Jalapeno sliced

Directions: As always, 1tbs Olive Oil in a pan and add half the chopped cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno. Prep and clean shrimp and add to the pan. Cook on low - until shrimp is pink and set aside. Place the other half of chopped cilantro in a bowl, chop 1/2 onion and place in separate bowl, and chop tomatoes... you guessed it, place in separate bowl. 
I take the can of beans and place it in a pot, add 1/2 can of water and bring to a boil - lots of pepper, and then simmer so it thickens. Prepare quinoa with a little bit of garlic powder for flavor. I heat the corn tortillas -one by one - on the pan after the shrimp was cooked.  and serve family style! 

1 comment:

  1. These shrimp tacos look delicious! Having no ripe mango and avocados didn't turn out so bad after all. Pretty cool!