Thursday, April 28, 2011

Shrimp Fajita's with a Tangy Cilantro Lime Sauce






I am kicking it to you old school today with some old facts about my life, why not I share all of my little Indigo’s stories..might as well embarrass myself too!


I am from Florida, my daily outfits consisted of booty shorts and tank tops. I have been 6ft tall since the day I was born (sorry mom). I got sent home all the time for my skimpy shorts! Ha Yes, in Florida they have a short shorts rule, must reach to your finger tips.









I also danced to booty music “whoomp there it is, WHOOMP there it is!”


*shakes booty*


I was on the school dance team, this involved lots of sparkles and one time I had to dance on a toilet that was 6ft high.... to the song “Push it”.


I lived on Ramen and Grilled Cheese sandwiches, and I LOVED it.


I was obsessed with being popular, I was obsessed with having bigger tata’s, I was obsessed with anything but school.









INGREDIENTS Marinade
Delightfully borrowed from Gina, albeit cooked a lil differently
{Full Printable Recipe}


1 lb Shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 tbs Olive Oil
1 ½ cups cilantro
3 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lime
Salt & Pepper









DIRECTIONS

In your food processor blend together your Olive Oil, Cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Pulse until well blended.









Place your shelled and deveined shrimp into a bowl and coat with salt & Pepper and your marinade. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.









Once marinated, we are ready to pan fry. Heat up a pan over a medium high heat, place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan. Each side will take about 3 minutes. You should get a nice little product if I do say so myself...and I do.


Set your shrimp aside whilst we prepare the rest..yes you can sample 1 or two.









INGREDIENTS Tangy Cilantro Lime Sauce


1 ½ cups plain greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic
¾ cup cilantro
Lime juice
Cayenne pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)









DIRECTIONS

 

Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend, add cayenne pepper to your spice love level.


And what is the last step? Glad you asked…here is what you will need


1 Onion, sliced
1 cup Roasted Red Peppers, diced
Whole Wheat Tortillas







Pan fry the onions and peppers, then layer into your tortilla with all the rest.


Obviously you can assemble with any ingredients you have on hand! Feel free to stuff these babies any way you like because you totally have my permission.


Tortilla + pan fried onions & peppers + Shrimp + sauce = World Peace




42 comments:

Yummy Mummy said...

Hmmm, your high school experience sounds very similar to mine :)
Can you believe I was actually wearing booty shorts IN a Dr Dre music video?! Crazy, right?
This recipe is perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Because of you I now eat shrimp and love it!

xo

Megan said...

These look great. I love all the components!

Velva said...

In my next life, I 'm going to be 6-ft tall. I am so envious. I was born and raised in MIami. I am Florida girl too. Should I mention that in high school, we could not even wear shorts (sigh). We were sent home.

Your shrimp tacos look divine. Nice!

Velva

Bakergirl said...

I've recently discovered I actually like shrimp so these look amazing. I have to try them! Your high school stories made me giggle. I remember those days. Stupid short shorts rule.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your fajitas look droolworthy. I love the sauce. So fresh and tasty. I am a big fan of that kind of food...

Cheers,

Rosa

Brenda said...

Seriously, these tacos look so good!! You always impress me with your recipes.


:)

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The cilantro yogurt sauce looks AWESOME!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Too funny...and now I will be singing WOOHMP THERE IT IS...all day long thanks.

I am having a little "happy hour" thing here tomorrow night and I might make these but in tea sandwich form??? (For the ROYALS) I have all the ingredients! XO

Much to My Delight said...

You are too funny! I too wore a lot of shiny outfits on my high school dance team, but you have me beat with dancing on a toilet. Your creative director was one creative gal.

Also, this recipe sounds phenomenal--I have never perfected a sauce for fish tacos, but I'm trying yours ASAP.

Sarah said...

I was your exact opposite. But I secretly wished I had enough guts do wear or do any of the above mentioned things. When I was 10 I was you in high school, that person got lost somewhere along the way. YUMMY shrimpies!

Tamara said...

this is perfect!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Do you want to know how tall I am? 5ft. No kidding. Maybe you can give me a few inches of your height? I live dancing too, my dance classes still get in the way of my studies at uni!

Oh and, yummy prawns too :)

Candace said...

Those little yummy shrimps would never make it to my fajitas. I would be snagging them one by one until there wasn't any left and then we would have veggie fajitas with that yummy cilantro lime sauce. That's just how it would go in my house. It looks fantastic! yum!

Nicole said...

oh Yum that looks so good! We have more in common than I thought, I once danced on a bar, my uncles resturant bar, in Florida, in booty shorts, to Funky Cold Madina..... lol!

Nicole said...

and was on the dance team ( Pom's I should say)

Kristen said...

Those fajitas are amazing! I can just about taste how wonderful they were with that sauce.

Junko said...

Yum.

I wish I was a little bit taller... At 5 ft, I'm a shorty next to you!

Jose Ramon Santana Vazquez said...

...traigo
sangre
de
la
tarde
herida
en
la
mano
y
una
vela
de
mi
corazón
para
invitarte
y
darte
este
alma
que
viene
para
compartir
contigo
tu
bello
blog
con
un
ramillete
de
oro
y
claveles
dentro...


desde mis
HORAS ROTAS
Y AULA DE PAZ


COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
JENNIFURLA

CON saludos de la luna al
reflejarse en el mar de la
poesía...




ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE MEMORIAS DE AFRICA , CHAPLIN MONOCULO NOMBRE DE LA ROSA, ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER ,CHOCOLATE Y CREPUSCULO 1 Y2.

José
Ramón...

LDH said...

Oh look at those sauteed shrimp... I think I would have eaten them before I continued with the recipe. It all looks good. Fun quote too :)

teresa said...

loved this! i am so short, i've always wondered what it would be like to be taller.

i'm dying for one of those tacos, they sound amazing!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

You are definitely making me hungry with those shrimp fajitas. They look delicious and your stories always crack me up. I think I've been 6 feet since I was born too. The joys of being tall :)

baking.serendipity said...

Oh the fingertip length rule. Does that even still exist? I'm not sure where you can find appropriate length shorts if it does!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Lol!! I think you were/are normal. Or I'm weird. Either way. I still think you're pretty cool potty dance and all lol!

Awesome shrimpy tacos!!!

L

Diana's Cocina said...

I'm short ~ Always wished I was 5'7. LOL!

Your tacos look amazing.

Bake-A-Holic said...

Love the transition from "bigger tata's" straight to the recipe. Made me laugh. Always enjoy stopping by your blog, reading your stories and drooling over the recipes.

Peggy said...

...I am obsessed with these fajitas!

I think everyone's high school experience is quite similar to yours! Mine certainly was... except I wasn't on the dance team (not a single danceable bone in my body, think Elaine from Seinfeld - I'm THAT bad!)

Jenn said...

Great.. now I have that dang song in my head, thanks!! LOL
Love the inside look into your high school life...isn't it crazy some of the things we did?

Clements Family said...

Love the story! Gotta love high school memories.
I have been craving shrimp tacos...this is a must make for sure!

Tracy said...

These fajitas sound incredible! Love the spices!!

Daisy said...

such pretty shrimp! you were a rockstar in high school. i love it.

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

What a simple and delicious dish! Your fajitas look incredible, and the shrimp with the lime sauce is just calling my name! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend.

Angie's Recipes said...

Your fajitas look HEAVENLY!! I love the tangy sauce too.

Reeni said...

Your shrimp fajitas rock! Thanks for sharing - you are blessed to be tall with legs up to the sky - my sister is the same - I was always jealous!

Chris said...

As a boy in high school, I was obsessed with tatas too ;)

I love this shrimp and the cilantro lime sauce. Most excellent!

rebecca said...

i grew up in KY and we had the short shorts finger tip rule as well. totally sucked. what up with the south?

these look right up my alley, as long as you'll come over and de-terd the shrimp for me.

Allison said...

Haha! Love this post! Whoomp there is!

Kristen said...

I am featuring these for my "Your Recipe, My Kitchen" post on Monday. They were awesome!!! Thanks for a delicious recipe.

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

This whole thing looks yummy - but I am DROOLING over that cilantro lime sauce. I try to refrain from using the word "drool" but really I just can't this time. I'm going to pin this on my Pinterest board.

Julia said...

My karaoke song is 'whoop there it is.' I sorta love it;) I sing, you dance; this could be quite the entertainment.

Eliana said...

Hmmmmm - these fajitas could not look more delicious. Wish I had one right now for lunch instead of my boring sandwich.

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