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Sweet and Spicy Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos

These Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos are quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. There’s a hint of sweet followed by a little heat. Best of all,  they’re easy on the waistline.

Sideview of a taco shell filled with lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cheese, topped with Raspberry jalapeno Shrimp. A bowl of fresh pico and a jalapeno sit in the background.How many different taco recipes can there be? Not nearly enough I say! Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos are delicious and will be a new regular in our home.

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Top-down view of a taco shell filled with lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cheese, topped with Raspberry jalapeno Shrimp. A bowl of fresh pico and a jalapeno sit in the background.I love tacos. One of the reasons why is because they actually follow the food pyramid the way that I fill mine. A lot of the tortillas that you buy are full of lard (fat). I made my own Jalapeno Tortillas, that use canola oil, but you could buy some. Or better yet, get the kids involved and let them help you make them![Tweet “Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos are delicious and easy on the waistline. #healthyfood #seafood “]

Top-down view of the ingredients for Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos including bowls of pico cheese, jalapenos, a lime, and grilled Raspberry Jalapeno shrimp.I marinated my shrimp. I think that makes a huge difference with some proteins and even veggies! More on that in a future post.Sideview of a taco shell filled with lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cheese, topped with Raspberry jalapeno Shrimp. A bowl of fresh pico and a jalapeno sit in the background.

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Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos

These Raspberry Jalapeno Shrimp Tacos are quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. There is a hint of sweet followed by a little heat. Best of all, they're easy on the waistline.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

Marinade (Makes more than what's needed for this recipe)

  • 2 jalapeno peppers 1 tablespoons seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup raspberry preserves or jam
  • Juice and zest of 1 orange
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Tacos

  • 4 to 6 wooden skewers if grilling
  • 24 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Fresh spinach
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 2 tbsp diced onion
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Shredded cheese Mexican or cheddar
  • 8 to tortilla shells
  • Avocado optional garnish

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

  • Mix marinade ingredients together. In a separate bowl or zip-close bag, pour enough marinade to just cover cleaned shrimp. Refrigerate and allow shrimp to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Store remaining marinade covered in the refrigerator.
  • While shrimp marinates, soak wooden skewers if grilling.
  • In a small bowl, make pico by combining diced tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and fresh cilantro and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small container, combine Greek yogurt and lime juice. Refrigerate.
  • Once shrimp have marinated, thread onto skewers and grill. Place on pre-heated grill and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Shrimp can also be sauteed in a skillet or baked.
  • Assemble tacos by adding spinach, shrimp, pico, cheese, and sauce. We also like additional cilantro and fresh avocado on our tacos.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Here are a couple of my favorite Mexican-inspired recipes that I think you’ll love!

Taco and Al pastor garnished with Cotija cheese and cilantro. The Ultimate Spicy Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

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Jessy

Thursday 1st of September 2016

This looks amazing!! Now I want some tacos!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 1st of September 2016

Thank you so much Jessy! I appreciate your sweet comments!

Lily

Friday 26th of August 2016

I love all the citrus flavours with the sweet and heat. Another great recipe Julie - love it!

swayam

Thursday 25th of August 2016

Yum yum yum Julie!! I am in love with this one. Such a perfect Sat night food...and those shrimps? Gimme now!

Julie Menghini

Friday 26th of August 2016

Thank you Swayam! We just loved these tacos. They just beat anything you can order out and healthy too. Hugs sweetie!