Shrimp is very nutritious. It is the most popular shellfish in the United States. It is available year round. It is a popular ingredient in salads, appetizers, chowders, and as a main dish.
The word shrimp comes from the Middle English shrimpe, meaning "pygmy" or reference to the crustacean itself. In 7th century, shrimp and other seafood composed the majority of the Chinese diet, and still does today.
In 1280, Marco Polo made a comment on the abundance of seafood in Chinese marketplaces, including shrimp. Harvesting of shrimp dates back to the 17th century, where Louisiana bayou folks used seines up to 2,000 feet in circumference to scoop up the delicacy. Mechanized shrimping did not come about until after 1917.
Today, the United States harvests over 650 million pounds a year, more than any other country. And still this is not enough to fill the need, in spite of shrimp farming. The US imports yet another 200 million pounds a year.
Research Source: About Cooking
Dinner can be on the table in no time with our shrimp tacos. Just a few ingredients and you can have a quality meal that taste amazing.
Debo’s Shrimp Tacos
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Pico de Gallo:
1 (10.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with chilies, drained well
1 small onion, diced
Homemade Tartar Sauce:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup onions, diced
8 tablespoons dill relish
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon chives, chopped
1 bag (100 - 150 count small shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails off and already cooked)
1 bag cole slaw
Pico de Gallo: In a small bowl, add diced tomatoes, onions, and stir, Cover and chill, until ready to serve.
Homemade Tartar Sauce: In a bowl, combine, mayonnaise, onions, dill relish, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Cover and chill, until ready to served.
Cooking Shrimp: In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, black pepper and chives. Once butter melted, add cooked shrimp, and cook until heated through. Drain excess liquid. Sprinkle shrimp with garlic salt and black pepper.
To build tacos: Lay flour tortillas in an even layer. Add cole slaw, tartar sauce and shrimp. Top with pico de gallo. Enjoy!