Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Shrimp Tacos With Peanut Sauce

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This weekend I got back from our annual week at the shore, itching to cook something in my own kitchen that wasn’t pizza, hamburgers or cheesesteaks — the trifecta of beach food for us.

I hit the grocery store after unpacking to restock the fridge and get some fresh food in the house. There happened to be shrimp on sale, which inspired me. Shrimp tacos sounded perfect,  a light, easy meal.

Simple Shrimp Tacos with Peanut Sauce To spice up the tacos I made a simple homemade peanut sauce using pantry ingredients I had on hand. The sauce came out perfect adding a tasty spiciness to the tacos. Of course I was the only one to actually use it on the tacos but that’s the great thing about a meal like this — everyone can add their own twist. The kids stuck with plain shrimp and the husband used one of the umpteen bottles of hot sauce he has in the fridge — he’s obsessed.

To make the peanut sauce…

  • 1 tbsp (16g) natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 table (10g) honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (more or less to taste)

Stir all the ingredients together until smooth.

peanut sauce

To make the tacos:

  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp
  • bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1 avocado
  • bag of soft corn tortillas

For the shrimp I simply boiled them in salted water and then transfered them to an ice bath.

The broccoli slaw was straight out of the bag, the avocado simply sliced and the corn tortillas warmed in a skillet.

To assemble the tacos lay down a bed of broccoli slaw, top with a slice of avocado, 2-3 peeled shrimp, and a drizzle of the peanut sauce.

Finished Shrimp Tacos with Peanut Sauce

Easy peasy! And a fabulous, no-stress summer meal.

The best part? I have leftover shrimp in the fridge and a few more ideas brewing.

Here’s my best approximation of calories for 2 tacos as shown above, although, truth be told, I ate 4. They were so good!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
varies 2 tacos
Calories Fat Fiber Sodium
 250 9g 5g 365 mg
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 2g 38g 17g

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    Christina Paul

    July 18, 2016

    Looks very good! Must try soon.