Baja Shrimp Tacos

Baja Shrimp Tacos
Staff Writer

Ole Restaurant

Baja Shrimp Tacos

While there are always a few extra steps when making Baja fish tacos, this shrimp recipe from Olé Restaurant Group is packed with so many exciting flavors that it can't be missed.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  mayonnaise
  • chipotle peppers in adobo, stemmed
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/2  Cup  buttermilk, plus 1 tablespoon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3  Cups  shredded green cabbage
  • large carrots, shredded
  • 1  Tablespoon  white vinegar
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 1/4  Pound  large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2  Cups  panko breadcrumbs
  • 12  corn tortillas, warmed
  • pickled jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1/2  small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2  Cup  coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2  Cup  store-bought pesto
  • 2  Tablespoons  toasted sesame seeds
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions

In a food processor, blend the mayonnaise with the chipotle, 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, and the lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate.

In a large salad bowl,  add  the shredded cabbage and carrots. Season with white vinegar, salt and pepper and set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat 2 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Put the panko in another bowl. Coat each shrimp with the panko and fry in batches until golden, about 2 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.

Spoon some of the cabbage into the center of each tortilla and top with 2 fried shrimp. Drizzle with the chipotle mayonnaise, pesto, and sprinkle with some of the pickled jalapeños, red onion, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds.

Serve with lime wedges.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
21g
23%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
62g
48%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
684µg
98%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
45mg
60%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
159µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
391mg
39%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
14g
56%
Folate, total
114µg
29%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
145mg
45%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
448mg
64%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
854mg
57%
Water
429g
16%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.

Shrimp Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.