Flavored Fried Shrimp Tacos

Flavored Fried Shrimp Tacos

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Tacos are the ideal summer snacks. Easy to make and even easier to assemble, the dish is always a favorite. Spicy summer flavors are infused throughout this shrimp recipe.

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Time needed

60 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1⁄2 lime
  • Batter:
  • 1 1⁄2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 3⁄4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 3⁄4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle cold beer
  • To serve:
  • lime wedge
  • soft corn tortillas
  • salsa, de chiles de arbol or bottled hot sauce
  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • pico de gallo
  • diced red onion (chopped)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • mayonnaise (optional)

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Directions

Cut each shrimp into two or three pieces.
Make the batter:
In a large bowl, combine the flour and seasonings and mix thoroughly with a whisk. Add the beer all at once, mix until smooth, and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a wide pan, hear olive oil over a medium-high heat.
Check the batter; it should be a thick coating consistency.
If it seems too thick, add water, or milk, 1 teaspoons at a time, until the right consistency is achieved.
Pat the shrimp dry and add to the batter. Fry until golden brown. Drain the shrimp on paper towels.
To prepare hold a tortilla in your hand and add a spoonful .
Add the shrimp, a squeeze of mayonnaise and a healthy shot of hot salsa. Top with lettuce, pico de gallo, and onion and cilantro. Squeeze lime over the whole thing.

Plate and serve.


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