Perfectly seasoned shrimp are nestled in crisp lettuce wraps and drizzled with a fresh tasting citrus sauce!
This shrimp tacos recipe is fabulous for those busy nights
where you want something fresh tasting but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen!
This shrimp tacos recipe is a time saver!
When I was in my 20’s, I thought I was the most organized and patient person around. I made lists and completed those lists, my house was clean and tidy, my laundry was done on time and I never left items off my grocery list.
Back then, I wasn’t bothered by slow drivers, slow check out lines, or long, elaborate dinners. I kept my patience right up until the time I had kids. It took about two weeks with a newborn for me to realize that patience was a thing of the past and kids and motherhood was going to test them every single day. However, even on those days when I thought I was going to lose it, I could pride myself on being organized. I had chores for each day of the week, laundry was always done, folded and put away by naptime, I had meals planned for two weeks at a time, I had bills paid early and the checkbook balanced too!
As my kids have gotten older, I find my patience has returned. I am not as rattled by the kids and their different needs and personalities. But what happened to my brain? I rarely come home from the grocery without missing items, I forget to pay bills, I miss appointments, the house isn’t as clean and laundry may or may not get done on time. In other words, I am a hot mess.
While the kids are more self-sufficient, life is busier than ever. Between my work, helping at school, running kids in 5 or 6 carpools, training a very stubborn puppy, I am hanging by a thread. Sometimes I think I might be going crazy. My only consolation is that every other mom I know is in the exact same position. I’ll take that knowledge and run with it. It’s my justification for all my loose ends.
One thing I am very good about is meal planning. I incorporate as many quick meals as I can because I know with our family, time is of the essence. Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner and Buffalo Chicken Tator Tot Casserole make regular appearances because they are quick and easy. This shrimp taco recipe is going to become an addiction. For starters, the recipe is quick, it is super simple, it is light and it is Paleo too! This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients; most of them are spices and citrus. This shrimp tacos recipe is vibrant and fresh! If you love the sound of citrus shrimp, try this shrimp and orange salad or this easy citrus shrimp recipe !
- 1 lb jumbo shrimp
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Bibb lettuce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- Juice from half an orange, lemon and lime
- Salt to taste
In a bowl, combine shrimp, paprika, cayenne, oregano, thyme, and salt, tossing to coat.
Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray and heat over medium heat. Cook shrimp for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, and citrus juices. Add salt to taste.
To assemble, place 3-4 shrimp in bibb lettuce leaves and drizzle dressing over shrimp. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g