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Grilled Shrimp Tacos (Taco Tuesday)

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by xray, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Saint, they were quite tasty too. Shrimp tacos are super versatile, make them yours!
  2. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the write up and the suggestions.

    The Genny Kolsch is good stuff. It has a slight grapefruit flavor. Very light, very refreshing. It pairs well with the shrimp tacos. Best of all it’s $12 a case!!

    My 3 younger brothers and I have started a tradition of having a beer swap. We each buy a case of a beer (it’s a surprise to everyone else) and swap out a 6pack of it to each other. That way we end up with a surprise sampler case of 4 6packs. Only rule is, to buy something unique or something that isn’t your usual domestic: Miller, Coors, Bud etc etc....and if you don’t like the beer you’re only stuck with 6 instead of a case. The GLBC wasn’t my pick but good stuff, I like it.

    1. I thought of grilling the onion, along with the pepper, avacado and tomato for a fire roasted salsa. I would definitely try this. I also have pickled onions in the fridge at all times, these are good with the tacos as well.

    2. I’ll try this next time. I started to grind and make my own chili powder. I have brushed EVOO on the shrimp and dusted with chili and spices. I’ll omit the EVOO and try that.

    3. I like to make a cilantro lime crema. Chopped cilantro, lime juice and sour cream mixed all together. I do this more in the winter months when tomatoes are out of season, more expensive and usually more bland. This is excellent with beef tacos too.

    4. I have done this as well. I’ll put the tortillas on a plate and place a damp paper towel over them and nuke. I like this for flour tortillas. For some reason, I think the corn tortillas taste better on the grill or warmed on the stove top.

    Also thanks for the Like, I appreciate it!
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  3. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Pete, for some odd reason I hit ignore. I didn’t mean it. Probably just my fat fingers on this iPhone. If you make them, let me know.
  4. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job Xray!!
    Those look Beautiful!!

  5. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awsome looking tacos! I wish I could still eat shrimp, but I like your salsa. Like!
  6. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks For the compliments George! You could always mix it a little more to smoothen it out. As for the jalapeño, it’s mellowed by the avacado. My wife doesn’t do Hot, so I started with a half pepper...no complaints. Then I threw in a whole one and she’s still okay with it. I won’t push my luck further. I’ve also substituted a poblano with no problems.

    It’s funny you mention the guacamole with your wife. Mine is the complete opposite. She loved to eat sliced avacado with eggs, breakfast and on sandwiches....When I would make guacamole or buy it, she thought it was disgusting and off putting.

    Now she calls it ‘guac’ and seemingly can’t live without it. I just roll my eyes and shake my head.
  7. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear and thanks for the Like! I’m sure the Genny takes it up a notch, lol

    Thank you and thanks for the like. Shellfish or iodine allergy?
  8. 73saint

    73saint Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Xray, just want you to know, we did these last night. I even had the guajillo adobo sauce in the fridge! Followed your recipe to the letter (plus some grilled onions) and it turned out great. There were no leftovers! Thanks again!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018
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  9. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    So far its just shrimp I have had lately. I can and have ate plenty of other shellfish without issues. But it is just shrimp, and has come on just in the last year or so. But you have me wondering now that you suggest Iodine. Hmm... I don't know if that might be the case.
  10. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    They look awesome, I bet they tasted better than mine with your access to fresh shrimp in LA.

    Glad you liked them.
  11. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I would doubt an iodine allergy since you could tolerate other types of shellfish. Usually if you have a reaction to shellfish you most likely will have an allergy to iodinated contrast in imaging exams.
  12. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    Those look great xray, both the wife and I love shrimp. This will be a good spin on our normal boring tacos.

    Thanks for the idea.

    Point for sure.
  13. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Chris and for the like, I appreciate it. These take no time at all, all the time is spent in the prep.
  14. I'm coming to YOUR house. Yum.
  15. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, and come on down. Plenty of beer to wash them down too.
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific tacos! Big like!
  17. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Disco! And thanks for the Big like!!
  18. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    @xray Great job on the grilled shrimp tacos for taco Tuesday-- This post will be featured on our social media this afternoon at 4 PM CST.

    Check it out this afternoon on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  19. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    ^^^^Now that's something I've never seen before. Congratulations xray.

  20. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Jeff this sounds really nice. I don’t have any of the 3 platforms listed for social media. SMF is my only social media, lol.

    I’ll have my wife search this with her Facebook page.

    Thanks Chris, me either! It sounds pretty cool huh? I never really got into social media besides here at SMF...maybe I’ll sign up to the party.