Shellfish just isn’t my thing. I’ll eat it, but if I can switch it out with something else, I will. My husband thinks I’m crazy. “Who doesn’t like shrimp!” he says.
Real Simple Magazine had a shrimp taco recipe that was really easy to put together. I decided to replace the shrimp with wild rock fish. Good choice, if you ask me.
If you can buy the low fat – high fiber tortillas, you’ll find they taste just as good, and you’ll get some whole grains and added fiber. I also added a few small slices of avocados, just for color, and that creaminess that avocado brings to a dish.
My husband loves seafood tacos, so this dinner was a hit with him.
Original recipe from Real Simple Magazine
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1/4 small cabbage (8 ounces), shredded
- 1 cup corn kernels (from 1 to 2 ears, or frozen and thawed)
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- 8 small flour tortillas, warmed
- 1. In a large bowl, whisk the orange and lime juices, sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the cabbage, corn, and jalapeño and toss to combine. Let sit, tossing occasionally, for 10 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes.
- 3. Serve the shrimp with the tortillas and the slaw.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Shrimp is low in fat, and higher in cholesterol; however, studies show that it can raise HDL and triglyceride levels. It has B12 for hearth health, omega-3 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidants selnium, copper and zinc.
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Cabbages protects agains cardiovascular disease, some kinds of cancers, Alzheimer’s Disease and gastrointestinal health. (WH Foods)
* Per Serving
* Calories 392
* Fat 9g
* Sat Fat 3g
* Cholesterol 177mg
* Sodium 1095mg
* Protein 31g
* Carbohydrate 47g
* Fiber 4g
* Old Weight Watchers Points 8
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.