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Baja Shrimp Tacos

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
  • 3 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
  • 2 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
  • 4 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
Servings3
Calories Per Serving2269
Total Fat192g100%
Sugar14gN/A
Saturated21g100%
Cholesterol268mg89%
Protein48g97%
Carbs99g33%
Vitamin A1273µg100%
Vitamin B122µg38%
Vitamin B61mg58%
Vitamin C132mg100%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E35mg100%
Vitamin K534µg100%
Calcium718mg72%
Fiber16g64%
Folate (food)183µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)183µg46%
Iron8mg47%
Magnesium270mg67%
Monounsaturated114gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg40%
Phosphorus1096mg100%
Polyunsaturated47gN/A
Potassium1421mg41%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg26.1%
Sodium3261mg100%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg25.5%
Trans0.9gN/A
Zinc6mg41%