Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

Zesty Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero SauceShrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce. These easy shrimp tacos are loaded with fresh produce and drizzled with creamy ranchero sauce, Ole!

Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

Aging. It’s not all bad.

Yes, there is the occasional discovery of a gray hair, or a once cute freckle-turned sun spot. There is the sporadic ache in the back when you sit up in bed.

Yet there are a few good things about growing older:

  • Life-experiences.
  • Beautiful memories that bring a tear to the eye every time your mind wonders.
  • Depth and wisdom earned through unexpected trial.
  • Confidence.

Making Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

When you’re young, you tend to think that as you age you will lose your sense of confidence when your body passes it’s peak. I find the exact opposite is the more common occurrence.

Every year I’m alive, I gain a bit more self-confidence. Every year I’m alive, I care a little bit less about what people think.

You stop making decisions based on what your peers will say about you. You stop caring whether people will take your actions and words the wrong way.

Since you no longer judge other people based on their appearance, you no longer worry if they will judge you.

How to Make Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

Age offers a freedom that is unachievable in youth.

Age allows you to focus on what’s important in life and throw off superficial distractions. Growing older is a beautiful thing.

I like aging; I think I’ll keep doing it. That doesn’t, however, mean I plan to throw away my wrinkle cream.

How To: Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

This Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce is a quick and delightful meal for any night of the week. The shrimp are quickly grilled with a sprinkling of hot smoked paprika, then drizzled with a zesty and creamy Ranchero Sauce.

The Ranchero sauce is easy to whip up and and offers a bright, bold flavor. It is fabulous on shrimp, but also tasty on chicken, beef and pork.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

Although the Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce are completely delicious, the highlight of this recipe is in the fixin’s. These shrimp tacos are loaded high with shredded red cabbage, grilled corn, avocado and grapes.

That’s right, I said GRAPES. Remember, I’m getting older, so I don’t care what ya’ll think anymore. *wink*

Zesty Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

No really, the grapes on this Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce provide a cool, sweet pop that is the perfect complement to the smokey grilled shrimp and spicy smooth Ranchero Sauce.

The flavors and textures in these shrimp tacos are extremely well balanced.

A heavenly meal at any age.

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Mustard Maple Chicken

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Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce
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Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
An easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce - These perky tacos are loaded with fresh produce and drizzled with creamy zesty sauce!
Servings: 8 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 568mg 24%
Potassium 535mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 9g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 30.4%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

Ranchero Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (use half is sensitive to heat)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 Homemade, or chopped whole jarred roasted red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup stock, any variety
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
Shrimp Taco Recipe
  • 1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • hot smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 corn cobs, shucked and cleaned
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • Tortillas, 16 corn or 8 wheat

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat. For the Ranchero Sauce: Add the oil to a sauce pan and place it over medium heat. Saute the onion, jalapeno, and garlic until soft--3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the red pepper, tomato paste, vinegar, sugar, cumin, stock and 1/4 tsp salt. Simmer for 10 minutes on low.
  3. Remove from heat and carefully pour into a blender. Add the cream and place the lid on the blender--sightly jarred so it can vent. Puree the sauce until smooth, then set aside.
  4. For the Shrimp Taco Recipe: Sprinkle the raw shrimp with salt pepper and paprika. Place the corn and the shrimp on the grill. Grill the shrimp for 2 minutes per side, until just pink. Grill the corn for 2 minutes per side, rotating to get char marks on all sides. When the corn has cooled a little, cut it off the cobs.
  5. Warm the tortillas in the microwave. Place a bed of cabbage on the bottom of a tortilla, followed by 3-4 shrimp, corn, grapes and avocado. Drizzle with ranchero sauce and serve.

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53 comments on “Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Ranchero Sauce

  1. Crystalposted April 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm Reply

    This sounds amazing! I wonder if I could grill a few dozen ears  of corn and freeze after cutting it off the cob. If the flavor holds well that would be a great time saver for me. 

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