Since July 4th is right around the corner and I want to enjoy every minute of this day with my family, I am making a recipe that is really flexible so I can prepare most of it in advance. When I am ready to serve the meal, I simply grill the shrimp then set all of the components out on the table. This way I let everyone have the fun of making their own tacos just the way they like them. After all, what is easier than tacos? And everyone will love my Spicy Shrimp Tacos.
I based the shrimp seasonings for this recipe on a blackened spice mix I created a few years ago. I jazzed it up with some ground cumin and coriander to add a bit of India to the mix. The shrimp marinate in the spice mix for a short amount of time so you can prepare the accompaniments while you wait. Everything except the shrimp can be made in advance. Just throw the shrimp on the grill or skillet for a few minutes before you want to serve the tacos.
In this recipe, I use chapatis but whole-wheat tortillas work just as well. I make several different items, including my Avocado Sauce, Sautéed Vegetables and Tomato Salsa to put on top of the spiced shrimp. I provide a variety of garnishes to add texture and flavor, including: shredded cabbage, lime wedges and chopped cilantro.
I set everything out on the table in individual bowls so everyone can customize their tacos to suit their individual preferences. This feast recipe is flexible enough to please everyone’s palate while satisfying seafood lovers and vegetarians alike. My Spicy Shrimp Taco recipe is very easy to make but much more fun to eat.
Try out this recipe for your Fourth of July party. I promise it will be a hit!
Have a happy and safe July 4th!