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Garlic Shrimp and Crab Tacos


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  • 3/4 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons finely chopped canned chipotle chile peppers in adobe sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 6 ounces fresh lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 16 6 inches corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped
  • Bottled hot sauce, such as green pepper sauce (optional)


Servings 4
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Step 1

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel, devein, and halve lengthwise. In a resealable plastic bag combine the shrimp, flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Seal bag and toss to coat; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl combine the cabbage, mango, green onions, mayonnaise, lime juice, and chipotle chile peppers; stir well. Season to taste with salt; set aside.

3. In a large skillet cook garlic in hot olive oil over medium-high heat for 30 seconds or until garlic is golden brown. Stir in the shrimp. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until shrimp is opaque. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Add the wine and whipping cream to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in the shrimp and crab; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in the cilantro.

4. To assemble tacos, make eight stacks of two tortillas each. Spoon about 1/4 cup shrimp-crab mixture onto each tortilla stack. Top with some mango-cabbage slaw and avocado. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.

From the Test Kitchen•*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (Garlic Shrimp and Crab Tacos) Servings Per Recipe 4,
cal. (kcal) 504,
Fat, total (g) 26,
chol. (mg) 163,
sat. fat (g) 6,
carb. (g) 42,
Monosaturated fat (g) 11,
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
fiber (g) 6,
sugar (g) 9,
pro. (g) 24,
vit. A (IU) 1749,
vit. C (mg) 45,
Thiamin (mg) 0,
Riboflavin (mg) 0,
Niacin (mg) 4,
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
Folate (µg) 105,
Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 5,
sodium (mg) 992,
Potassium (mg) 653,
calcium (mg) 162,
iron (mg) 2,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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