Cajun Shrimp Tacos Recipe

These Cajun Shrimp Tacos are out of this world! Try them tonight!

Chili Sour Cream
2 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3/4 pound tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, quartered (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped unpeeled green apple (Granny Smith)
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint

**Or use store bought if in a hurry

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, de-veined
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
16 taco shells (I prefer sofy shells but have seen hard used)
1 large bunch watercress, trimmed
2 avocados, peeled, pitted, cubed

Sour Cream: Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Season with salt. (Can be made 1 day ahead.) Chill.

Salsa: Finely chop tomatillos, apple, basil and mint in food processor. Transfer to small bowl. Season to taste with salt. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)

Shrimp: Combine chili powder and paprika in large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp; sauté until opaque in center, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small bowl.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Arrange taco shells on heavy large baking sheet. Bake until hot, about 8 minutes. Place shells in napkin-lined basket.

Arrange half of watercress on platter. Top with shrimp. Chop remaining watercress. Place in small bowl.

Place sour cream, salsa, avocados and chopped watercress in separate bowls. Create your own cajun shrimp tacos!

Yield: 8 servings

You might also enjoy these other shrimp recipes:
Grilled Shrimp Fajitas and 
Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas

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