Grilled Ginger Sesame Shrimp Tacos

Even though the single life has been quite pleasant so far, I seem to have encountered a small problem. I only have two hands. Two hands that are usually cooking. So I want to apologize if sometimes there aren’t as many food pictures to go along with musings.

I’m usually pretty good if it is a small group for dinner, but throw in ten people, a foreign kitchen and a couple of margheritas and I am left with a cut finger and two usable pictures of the featured dish.

Hopefully these two precious pictures will be enough to convince you that these tacos were delicious.

You will need…

For the shrimp and marinade:

2 lbs pealed and deveined shrimp
1 small ginger root peeled and chopped
¼ cup sesame seeds
½ cup toasted sesame seed oil
5 garlic cloves chopped
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper

For the tacos:

8 small flour tortillas
1 head of green cabbage chopped
4 fresh limes cut into wedges

For the sauce:

½ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon garlic salt
½ cup finely chopped cilantro
Couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce

1 large plastic zip lock bag
8 wooden skewers soaked in water

A couple hours, or in my case the day before, add the shrimp and all the ingredients for the marinade in a bag and let it sit in the fridge. When you are ready to grill, place about five shrimp each on the wooden skewers for the barbeque. When the shrimp are on the skewers, pull off the shrimp tails by pinching them at the base of the tails. They should slide off easily.

When the grill is nice and hot, grill the shrimp until it is just pink. It should only take about two minutes a side if the grill is nice and hot. While the shrimp are cooking, heat the tortillas on the grill for about 15 seconds a side.

To make the sauce, simply assemble all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to taste.

Make your tacos by spreading a thin layer of sauce on the tortilla. Then add the shrimp followed by the cabbage. Finally, squirt the contents of the taco with a little lime.

Now since I have no photos of this actual taco, here are some pictures of the OTHER tacos I made.

Maybe some of the food spread.

As well as the massive amount of meat we cooked.

And one LindsAy who doesn’t eat red meat or guacamole, yet managed to down both last night.

I don’t eat red meat my a$$.

Love and Beer Floats