Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Habanero Peach Salsa

Last weekend, we bought a bunch of fresh peaches from a fruit stand, so we’ve been working our way through those slowly but surely. My wife has made some amazing breakfasts, and I think she’s even planning to make peach frozen yogurt (win for me!). After her exploits, she left me a few peaches to play around with. For this meal, I worked backwards a bit and decided on the peach topping before figuring out what the heck to serve it on (weird, I know). Anyway, wanting to really accentuate the fruit, I opted to keep it in its (nearly) original form and make a salsa.

After deciding to make the salsa, we kicked around a few ideas before landing on shrimp tacos. The thinking was that shrimp is nice and light, and it does a great job of taking on a whole host of different flavours…and tacos…well, everybody likes tacos!

Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp (3 large shrimp per taco)
  • Corn
  • Green peppers
  • Onion
  • Taco shells
  • A few splashes of tequila
  • For the sauce:
  • A peach
  • Tomato
  • Habanero powder
  • Lime juice
  • Cilantro
  • Ground cumin

Method:

  • Dice your vegetables, and cut your corn off the cob.
  • Heat up a large heavy bottomed (cast iron!) pan, and melt some butter in it.
  • Toss your veggies into the pan, and sautee for about 10 minutes to caramelize.
  • While your veggies cook, dice up a peach and some tomato, and put them in a bowl together…Squirt in some lime juice, and add your habanero powder, cilantro, and ground cumin…stir to combine, and set aside. (You can also do this a few hours in advance if you prefer and stash it in the fridge)
  • When your veggies are browned a little, add your shrimp to the pan, and let them start to cook. After a minute or two, carefully add a quick splash of tequila, and let everything cook until the shrimp is done.
  • Plate, devour, and enjoy!

3 comments

  1. Love this. Great flavor combinations. Have you heard of the book Dragons love Tacos?!! I read it to my 4 year old grand daughter. It’s really dumb, but it’s a popular book. Anyway, I think everyone loves tacos!

    1. Thank you! I haven’t heard of the book, but I just did an internet search for it, and I got a kick out of the cover art! Thank you for the little chuckle to start off my day.

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