Get ready for Summer with these mini shrimp tacos topped with mango salsa.
I love shrimp. I always have a bag of frozen raw shrimp in the freezer. I prefer raw verse fully cooked because I like to cook shrimp myself. Cooking shrimp myself allows me to use different seasonings. Shrimp cook’s fast, so are great for a quick meal. This appetizer only takes a few minutes to make. You can cook the shrimp ahead of time if you are batch cooking or doing your prep ahead of time for your party or event.
The mango salsa only has 6 ingredients. The salsa is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time. The recipe here does make more salsa than you need for twelve shrimp tacos. The mango salsa can be refrigerated and saved for 1-2 days. You can use the extra for more shrimp tacos or use as a topping for chicken or fish. You will also have some red bell pepper left over. Don’t let this veggie go to waste! Bell peppers are a great source of Vitamin C. Cut the unused pepper into strips and use for snacking, salads, or stir fry.
I think tortilla scoops are one of the best food creations. There are the perfect snack size and the perfect shape to hold other ingredients. I buy Wegmans store brand of scoops rather than traditional Tostito Scoops. The bag is bigger and cheaper plus the scoops themselves are bigger and sturdier. They’re less fragile, so easier to fill up. Despite being a bit bigger then Tostito’s they still don’t hold a lot. I only fit in one shrimp per chip. If you use smaller shrimp you may be able to fit in two. These are appetizers, so one shrimp per scoop is really all you need.
- 12 tortilla chips, scoops
- 12 medium raw shrimp, peeled and tails removed
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of Pepper
- ⅛ tsp cumin
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- Mango Salsa
- 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
- ¼-1/2 red bell pepper, diced (about ½ cup)
- 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- Pinch of black pepper
- In a medium bowl combine shrimp, salt, pepper, and cumin.
- Toss to coat shrimp with seasoning.
- In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add shrimp to skillet, cook turning until shrimp turn pink.
- Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
- In another bowl combine mango, red bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and black pepper.
- Toss ingredient together to mix well.
- To assemble; place one shrimp into each tortilla scoop, top with mango salsa.
- Serve immediately.
Do you have a favorite Summer food? Let me know in the comments.
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