May 5, 2014

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor! So excited to be working with Cholula Hot Sauce today to bring you these fresh, fabulous Firecracker Shrimp Tacos for Cinco de Mayo! These tacos are absolutely bursting with flavor. I am obsessed with this zesty firecracker shrimp marinated with Chili Lime Cholula!

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Add fresh avocado, corn, spicy tomatoes and wrap it up in a warm, soft tortilla and you have the ultimate shrimp taco. They’re perfect for summer, taco night, or anytime!

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

First let’s start with the firecracker shrimp. I asked you guys which flavor of Cholula I should start with first, and Chili Lime was the overwhelming response!! You’ll also need garlic, olive oil, a pinch of sugar and dash of salt.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Thoroughly combine all the ingredients for the marinade and pour over shrimp. Shake the bag to coat, then let marinate in the fridge while we prepare the avocado corn salsa.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Here’s what you’ll need for the salsa. Avocado, frozen corn kernels, lime juice, diced tomatoes with green chiles, and diced onion. You could also use a fresh onion, but I really like having frozen diced onions on hand at all times so I don’t have to chop them myself! :)

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

First drain the tomatoes. I love this little colander with the handle on the side, so it can hang out over the sink and drain while I’m doing other stuff. Here is a similar colander on Amazon.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Next, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Add the onions and corn, and let sizzle just for about 5 minutes, just long enough to get some color on the onions.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

And the tomatoes and cook for 1-2 more minutes until heated through. It is starting to smell like a Mexican restaurant in here!!!

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Then remove to a bowl.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the flesh with a spoon, dice, and add to corn mixture.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Add the lime juice, plenty of fresh salt and pepper, and stir gently to combine. It’s a fiesta now!!

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Now it’s time for the shrimp! I just used the same pan I used for the salsa. Place the pan over medium high heat and let it get nice and hot.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Then add the shrimp and the marinade, directly from the bag.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Cook for 2 to 2.5 minutes per side until shrimp is golden and crispy.

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Add the shrimp to a tortilla, top with salsa, and dig in!! These tacos are so, so good. We love them!!

Love these Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa. Fresh, spicy, and bursting with flavor!

Also be sure to check out Picky Palate’s Zesty Spanish Rice Chicken Soup today using Cholula Original Hot Sauce! Enjoy, friends!!

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa

Firecracker Shrimp
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
1 tablespoon chili lime Cholula Chili Lime or Original hot sauce
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
4 cloves garlic, minced

Avocado Corn Salsa
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 cup frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 small avocado, diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon each)


1. Combine the hot sauce, olive oil, salt, sugar, and garlic and pour over shrimp. Stir to coat well. Place in Ziploc bag and marinate in fridge.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and corn, and saute, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until onion is golden. Add drained tomatoes and stir for 1-2 more minutes until heated through. Remove to a bowl. Cut the avocado in half, scoop out the flesh with a spoon, dice, and add to corn mixture. Add the lime juice, plenty of fresh salt and pepper to taste, and stir gently to combine. Set aside.

3. Heat the pan again over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and marinade. Cook for 2 to 2.5 minutes per side until shrimp is golden and crispy. Add the shrimp to a tortilla, top with salsa, and serve.

Makes 4 tacos.



Make for: Dinner / Main Dish
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16 Comments



 
 

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Averie @ Averie Cooks May 5, 2014 at 7:21 am

They look great and love the avocado in there! :) pinned

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Tieghan May 5, 2014 at 7:51 am

These look amazingly good. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo today!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor May 5, 2014 at 11:14 am

Love Cholula! Pinned and definitely making these for Taco Tuesday!

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Mary May 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

These look so good! Going out now to the store so I can fix these for dinner tonight. Can’t wait to try the Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce, I love their original hot sauce. Thanks for the great recipe and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Michelle Proudfoot May 6, 2014 at 6:54 am

Made them last night and they were delicious!! Thank you!!

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Ashley | Our Full Table May 6, 2014 at 9:58 am

Yummy! I made shrimp tacos last night! They’re so good. Perfect recipe for a quick easy weeknight dinner!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 6, 2014 at 10:34 am

Love this dish! The salsa sounds fantastic! Pinned!

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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction May 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

My husband loves their chili lime sauce! I need to add these tacos to our menu soon!

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Katie M May 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

My family devoured these. YUM!!! :)

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FellowBostonOwner May 8, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Just made these for me & the hubby. Incredibly delicious!!! Directions perfectly easy to follow. Because we like our food spicy (even more than this delicious recipe is already), I added 1/2 finely diced jalapeño (no ribs or seeds), to the salsa. Again, thank you for your delicious recipes & blog!!! Your dog photos/videos bring such joy to my life!!! <3 <3 <3

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martha@ simple-nourished-living May 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm

These look delicious! I’m adding them to my must try recipes list. I think I can make them a bit more Weight Watchers friendly by cutting back on the oil without affecting the flavor! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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Heather @ French Press May 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

these are going into our taco tuesday rotation for sure….they look amazing

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Hilda May 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Amanda,

I was surfing through site admiring your Scotland trip when I stumbled onto this recipe. OMG – I happened to have most of the ingredients on hand last night and put this meal together so fast that my husband was super impressed. And my goodness, it was so yummy!!

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Amber June 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

Oh my goodness! Those look like heaven. I MUST make these. Thank you!

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Matea June 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Being an avocado lover, these tacos (minus the hot sauce) seem perfect for me!

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DianeM June 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

KevinandAmanda blog does it again!! I just made these, and we inhaled them! Can’t beat quick, easy, AND delicious!! Also, you just made a new customer for Cholula Chili Lime sauce…YUM!

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