Low Carb Shrimp Tacos

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    Low Carb Shrimp Tacos


    This is a recipe I modified from one I found on Food Network.

    1 lb. of fresh large or jumbo shrimp. Peel and pull off the tails.
    Olive oil
    1 tsp of chili powder
    1 avocado, pitted
    2 Roma tomatoes coarsely chopped
    1 small onion, quartered
    1 jalapeno, quartered, seeds optional
    1 garlic clove, smashed or 1/2 tsp of chopped garlic in olive oil
    1/4 cup loose, fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
    1 lime
    1 package of low carb tortillas

    Combine the tomatoes, avocado, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, and juice from 1/2 of the lime into a blender and blend on "chop" until a chunky salsa is made.

    Heat the olive oil in a 10" sauteing pan, and add the shrimp and chili powder. Saute the shrimp until they are cooked throughout. Don't cook the shrimp too long or it will get tough! This will only take 3 or 4 minutes.

    While the shrimp is sauteing, take 4 of the low carb tortillas and wrap them in a damp paper towel. Heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

    Spoon the salsa over the tortillas and then put the shrimp into the warm shells. Add salt and pepper if you'd like. Squeeze the lime over the shrimp if you'd like as well. Serves 3-4.

    1 serving
    Calories 290
    Fat 10 grams
    Saturated Fat 2 grams
    Carbohydrates 20 grams
    Fiber 11 grams
    Protein 30 grams

    The shells I use have 8g of protein and 9g of fiber each. While the initial carbs may seem high, there isn't much impact there.

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    Joe, that looks real good.
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    Looks really good, thanks.
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    Not bad may have to try it.
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    I usually do my burritos with shrimp - they're killer!

    A way that you can bring the cost down and leave everything else in is to use smaller shrimp, they taste the same - especially when mixed in with everything like this - and are a fraction of the cost with all the same benefits.
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    I tried this, and all i can say is wow, had to do without the cilantro, and used money tomatoes instead, but it was very very tasty.
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    Man this sounds so good i think i gotta go get a second lunch now... Thanks for the recipe!
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