Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pina Colada Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa


               With the weather being so beautiful lately...I thought I would take you on a
         taste bud vacation without actually going on a trip. Who needs the Islands when you
           have these tacos in front of you? Flavor explosion...a burst of sweet goodness in
                  every bite. I truly fell in love with these beauties and you will too.

                                   Pina Colada Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

             1 pound of shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails off
             pina colada drinking mix
             8 corn tortillas
             1 cup of pineapple
             1/2 of a jalapeno, seeds and veins removed ( optional )
             1/4 of a cup of red onion, diced
             2 green onions
             1 lime, juiced
             salt and pepper
             a dash of red pepper flakes
             garlic powder
             queso fresco or feta cheese, to top
             cilantro or parsley for garnish

           1) Place shrimp in large ziploc bag with some pina colada mix. Let soak for about
           15 minutes.
           2) Meanwhile, mix pineapple, red onion, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice. Let sit.
           3) Heat a grill pan or a hot frying pan.
           4) Remove shrimp from bag and discard marinade. Place on pan and add spices
           and cook until heated through.
           5) Assemble your tacos. Warm tortilla, shrimp, salsa and than add the cheese.

      

51 comments:

  1. Very creative Val, sounds like my kind of lunch!

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  2. oooh the hubs would love these! I'm putting this on next weeks menu.

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  3. mmm... this just screams delicious! anything with pinacolada is a keeper in my books!

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  4. Wow! I know what we are having this week for dinner!!

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  5. Well, since I'm sitting here watching snow fall outside my window (ugh!) this definitely makes me wish for warmer days! It sounds so incredible Val and I can't wait to try it! :-)
    Vanessa

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  6. These look amazing! YUM!!!! I definitely need to make these!!

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  7. I would still go on vacation, with your tacos in my hands! Lovely food Val! The presentation is fabulous!

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  8. These sound perfect for the spring! They look so fresh and delicious!

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  9. oh my heavenly!! I want the pineapple salsa right now!

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  10. Mexican food is my favorite - these tacos look divine!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  11. Yum saving this recipe for Sat night. Thank you.

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  12. Omg this looks delicious. I don't know if it is the way you explain it so well but you make it seem so easy! Can't wait to try :)

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  13. Sounds so fresh and delicious. Can't wait to try it.

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  14. You're lucky- in Eugene, we have snow today! So strange. These tacos sound awesome!

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  15. Oh my goodness...how delish do these look? Yum!

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  16. I love the idea of marinating the shrimp in the pina colada mix! Your shrimp tacos look and sound absolutely wonderful!

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  17. I love shrimp/fish tacos! And I love the way your pictures turn out every time, so great! It's so reminiscent of summer!!! Good times are ahead, take care,

    Shauna

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  18. YUM! These look like the perfect summer dish - once again I am super impressed by your photography and deliciousness!!!

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  19. recipes like this kill me! though i have an abundance of great food here, i miss the ethnic cuisine available in america - mainly latin. mmm what i wouldn't give for one of these and a corona! :)

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  20. Crap that looks amazing and healthy and everything I could ever want in a meal: festive, fresh, and delicious.

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  21. I wish I could fly to LA after work tonight so you could make those for me! They look so sweet and delicious! I might have to make this over the weekend...

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  22. Oh these look divine! Going to have to try to make this one!! YUM YUM!
    xx

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  23. yummy!! these looks great val, i love tacos and definitely will try these sometime

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  24. I was all game, until I saw the ingredient list...LONG!

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  25. Yum! Those look like island paradise to me. Can't wait to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Wow - what a great idea!! This sounds so delish. Must try!

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  27. Are you taking application for a permanent houseguest to feed endlessly with all your delicious food? Because that's a job I'd like to apply for…
    {Jaw dropped} ~Megan

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  28. Oh my! those look so fabulous, going to make for sure! Love your pictures & presentation as always great job!

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  29. Val, these are fabulous! They look so fresh and summery and full of good flavor. Great recipe, and lovely food styling too!

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  30. ANother receipi I have to try:)

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  31. OMG!!! That looks beyond amazingly delicious!

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  32. I never make enough shrimp dishes, I am pinning this for future inspiration when I am in a rut...which is like once a week :)

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  33. I need these now!! Amazing!! I'll see you Saturday for a BBQ?? You bring the tacos, i'll supply the margaritas!! ;-)

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  34. i just favorited this page for a hot summer weekend :)these look amazing. I'm going to seriously force my boyfriend to make these because they look so yum!

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  35. I bet these taste like a little mini vacation! I think I will love these....I will add the Corona to my list too! ;)

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  36. Yumm-o. These look delish. Your blog is fantastic-just found it and I'm a new follower. Also going to put you on my sidebar. ;)
    XO,
    Hannah
    www.hannahandbryan.blogspot.com

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  37. This is awesome! We are making fish tacos this weekend for my special request birthday dinner. I hope to post my recipe next week :)

    I am absolutely loving your blog and am excited to be your newest blog follower!

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  38. I could eat shrimp tacos everyday! They are my fave. I always eat them with chipotle sauce never thought of a pineapple salsa. This is a must try!

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  39. WOW! I would love to eat a couple of these tacos right now! DELISH!

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  40. This is the perfect summer meal!! I love that you have a Corona in the picture! Can't wait to try! xoxo

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  41. You are always so festive - these look amazing!

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  42. You've just solved tomorrow night's dinner dilemma. Even my husband glanced at my computer screen as I was reading your blog and he said, "That looks yummy!" I told him, "We have to make this!" :-)

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  43. These look so good. and you are right we must have both been craving shrimp and pineapple. Great minds think alike right? Can't wait to try your version!

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  44. YUM!! I love coconut shrimp, so I KNOW that I will love these!!

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  45. I thought that the tacos looked delicious...until I saw the corona. Why are you torturing this poor 7 month pregnant lady?!? :)

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  46. Ahh these look amazing!!! Gorgeous pictures, as always! :)

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  47. oh delicious! i'm going to make these for my mom when i visit her!

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  48. I love you for this. Among many other things~ :)

    This sounds perfect right now. It is 60 in Texas, so any time it a good time for sweet shrimp.

    I have been m.i.a. so I am playing catch up....don't mind me.

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