I’m sure you’re wondering why I call these The Best Grilled Shrimp Tacos. My best explanation? They’re prepared with so many delicious flavors, I promise you’ll be licking your plate when they’re gone. Or at least scooping up the remaining ingredients with your tortilla.
I’ve been making these tacos for at least ten years now and I never get tired of them. Shrimp alone doesn’t have much flavor. But when it’s paired with butter, garlic, spices and a fresh cabbage, cilantro and pineapples slaw, the shrimp are transformed into delicious morsels of palate contentment.
This taco recipe was posted back in 2011, along with a story about flying around the Pacific Northwest and landing our single engine plane on a stretch of sandy beach. Which nearly had me panicked. I cannot remember why I chose to post this recipe along with the story, but alas, those were the days of learning how to write a good post and take a decent picture of my food. My learning curves are always somewhat lengthy. 😉
I kept thinking I need to take a new photo of these tacos and although this photo looks good, it’s still not what I envisioned. For one, Ranger Craig was hungry and wasn’t exactly thrilled about being the hand model for the photo. But I made him anyway. Ha! So I was trying to quickly snap the photo so we could get on to dinner. Ahhh… the culinary life. This is what happens when both your previous hand models have gone off to college.
I usually layer the shrimp on the bottom of the corn tortilla and then layer with a salsa, lime crema or just a squeeze of lime and then top with the slaw and Cotija cheese. But for the photo, I set them on top. You can certainly assemble The Best Grilled Shrimp Tacos however it fancy’s you.
I’m out and about the next two weeks, enjoying summer visitors and our glorious Oregon weather. I’ll post all the fun and delicious shenanigans on my FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM, just in case you’re interested.
Here are a few snaps from the last month. We end up spending most our free-time outdoors during the summer months. Oregon is such a beautiful place in the world. And… we’re training Gus to kayak! He reminds me of George Washington crossing the Delaware in the photo below. I wanted to train him to sit in the back of the kayak but he would have none of that. So now he sits up front and commands the ship.
The photo above was taken on Hosmer Lake in central Oregon. This is one of many alpine lakes in the East Cascade Mountains in central Oregon. The photo below is the Metolious River.
The photo below was taken on Sparks Lake in central Oregon. This was our first kayak training day with the Gus Gus.
The photo below is another view around 4pm of Sparks Lake in Oregon
Until I get back to the blog, sending you warm hugs and wishing you loads of summer fun!