I am working on a menu for a Day of the Dead party at work and I think it’s putting me in the mood for Mexican food. I posted my recipe for homemade flour tortillas and I was inspired to use them for a fun dinner.
To be honest, I had to make more tortillas because the ones I made for the original post yesterday got eaten immediately but it’s ok because I actually needed to make a smaller 1oz version for these individual sized tacos. Follow the same recipe and method except portion into small 1oz balls instead of 2oz.
It’s no surprise that this dinner was a hit with my family, we all love shrimp anything and because it’s a meal we just lay out and have guests make their own, it’s incredibly friendly for a dinner party. These are smaller sized tacos and would even be appropriate as a fun interactive appetizer at a cocktail party.
1 Recipe Soft Flour Tortillas
1 lbs Shrimp, uncooked and peeled
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp. Cajun Seasoning (adjust for children)
2 Avocados, ripe and sliced
1/2 Head Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
1/8 Head Purple Cabbage, shredded
1/2 Bunch Cilantro Leaves (optional
1/2 Cup Green Onion, sliced
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 Recipe Cilantro Lime Dressing
Optional: Bell peppers Diced, jalapeno peppers diced, julienne carrots, pineapple or mango salsa
Start with the tortillas, you can buy them instead of making them from scratch. Once those are done, make the cilantro lime dressing and set aside in the fridge until needed. To make the shrimp, just add oil to a hot pan and cook the shrimp, add the cajun spice right away as the shrimp do not take long to cook and you want the spices to adhere. Cook until the shrimp are all opaque, pink and curled, approx. 3-5 minutes if starting with defrosted or fresh shrimp depending on the size of the shrimp.
To assemble the board, simply do as above and pile each ingredient on the board and allow your guests to build their own tacos. It’s a lot of fun and even better is people will usually come back and try different combinations after someone comments on how good theirs was, so it makes for good conversation too.