Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Tacos w/Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce & Steamed Lobster Claws


2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground chipotle chile powder

32 peeled and deveined large shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 teaspoon olive oil

8 (6-inch) white corn tortillas

2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

1 chopped tomato

1 chopped jalepeno pepper

1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut into 16 slices   Steamed lobster claws (optional)


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add shrimp, tossing to coat. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from heat. 3. Heat tortillas in microwave according to package directions. Place 2 tortillas on each plate; arrange 4-5 shrimp on each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup lettuce,diced tomato,a couple of jalepeno slices, 2 avocado slices, and 1 1/2 tablespoons lime/cilatro cream sauce. Garnish with lobster claws (optional)

Lime/Cilantro sour cream sauce:

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3 TBS minced fresh cilantro

Grated zest of 1 lime

1 TBS fresh lime juice

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate up to 4 hours until ready to use.

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Posted on August 22, 2011, in Seafood. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Love It!


  2. Chef Verna McGowan

    The lobster claws add a nice touch.


  3. That looks awesome.


  4. OMG, this is so…this is so…I cannot find the right words. I just want to jump in the screen and come out the other side! It looks fantastic and those claws must be out of this world!


  5. OMG, this looks so…this looks so…I cannot find the right words to describe your dish. It looks fantastic and those claws must be out of this world!


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