Cajun Shrimp Tacos
Chili Sour Cream
2 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 pound tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, quartered (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped unpeeled green apple (such as Granny Smith)
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, de-veined
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
16 taco shells
1 large bunch watercress, trimmed
2 avocados, peeled, pitted, cubed
Sour Cream: Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Season with salt.
(Can be made 1 day ahead.) Chill.
Salsa: Finely chop tomatillos, apple, basil and mint in food processor. Transfer
to small bowl. Season to taste with salt. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let
stand at room temperature.)
Shrimp: Combine chili powder and paprika in large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to
coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add
garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp; sauté until opaque
in center, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a small
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Arrange taco shells on heavy large baking sheet. Bake until hot, about 8
minutes. Place shells in napkin-lined basket. Arrange half of watercress on
platter. Top with shrimp. Chop remaining watercress. Place in small bowl.
Place sour cream, salsa, avocados and chopped watercress in
Yield: 8 servings