Thursday, July 19, 2012

I’m Back..

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I’m finally back after my self imposed hiatus. Life has been pretty crazy around here with C being a toddler and everything now. Between work and life my days are pretty full but I really started to miss this creative outlet. That isn’t to say I stopped baking and cooking by any means but the time it takes to write up a post and edit and take pictures just wasn’t there for me.

So when I was contacted by TortillaLand to write up a recipe featuring their tortillas again I jumped at the chance. I honestly love their product and thought this was just the right push for me to get this blog rolling again.

When its hot like really hot, and you want something grilled but can’t even fathom standing out side. This is a meal that is summer in a tortilla and yes you will have to use your stove but its only one pan and shrimp take only a few minutes to cook. Promise.
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Beat the Heat Shrimp Tacos

6 TortillaLand Flour Tortillas
3/4 lb peeled deveined shrimp
2 ripe avocados, diced
5 pieces of bacon
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 smoked paprika
1/2 cup sour cream
Tomatillo salsa

Combine the sour cream, chili powder, cumin and paprika in a bowl. Set aside.

Warm a large skillet over medium high heat, once the pan is hot place one tortilla in the pan and let it cook for 20 seconds and then flip. Cook until it starts to puff up or about another 30 seconds. Repeat until all tortillas are cooked.

Cut the bacon into strips, I like to use my kitchen shears to do this right over the pan. Cook in the same large skillet the tortillas are in and cook until crispy. Removed the bacon and drain on some paper towels. Reserve some of the bacon fat in the pan.

Add the shrimp to the pan and cook a minute or two on each side until opaque.

Time to assemble -
On a tortilla spread some spicy sour cream, then arrange a few shrimp, top with some avocado pieces, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and pour on as much tomatillo salsa you would like.

Eat and Repeat.

These are slowly becoming a staple in our house this summer.

********* Disclaimer. Tortillaland provided me with some tortillas so that I could test them out and create a recipe. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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