A Shrimp Tacos Recipe So Good, You Won't Be Able To Resist It
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Whether it's a light snack you seek or heartier fare, a taco can be a surprisingly apt fit for either occasion, depending on what you choose as the filling of course. Seafood makes for refreshingly light tacos, satiating your hunger pangs without making you feel like a stuffed turkey (or stuffed taco?). 

Anyway, the good folks over at Foodista swear by this Shrimp Taco recipe, and have been kind enough to share it with the world. It is not very labour intense as it relies on store-bought/readymade tacos, so that's one les step for you to worry about in a sweltering kitchen.

The ingredient list reads thusly: 1 pkt soft taco dinner kit (you can easily get the Old El Paso or Salsalito brands on Amazon in India; each standard pack contains about 10 tacos), 1 small onion (chopped), 1 small red bell pepper (chopped), 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, a cup of water, a cup of fresh cilantro (chopped), lettuce (shredded), tomato (diced), cheese (shredded) and enough sour cream. Oh and the star of the dish: the shrimp. Ensure you get these fresh, and pick those of medium size. Get them peeled and deveined before cooking; about 450 gm should suffice.

Onwards to the method of preparing the shrimp tacos, mainly a three-step process:

1. Remove flour tortillas, taco seasoning mix, taco sauce, and hot sauce from dinner kit. Heat flour tortillas according to package directions.

2. Sauté onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large skillet for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water; cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cilantro, and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.

Spoon evenly onto tortillas; fold and serve with desired condiments, taco sauce, and hot sauce.

Oh, and just in case you're the kind of person who's all "tell me how many these serve! Will I be stranded if I have a family of four, and I'm making only these many tacos?" our answer for you is the same as the Foodista folks': "This recipe yields 4 to 5 servings".

Dig in!