by Chef Jennifer Johnson
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- 26-32 Large Green Shrimp peeled and de-veined
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Red Onion
- 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Ancho Chili powder
- 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine Salt/Pepper
- 1 C Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Ancho chili
- 2 Cups Purple Cabbage sliced thin
- Queso Fresco
- Corn tortillas
- Sauté in large hot skillet or wok: olive oil,Salt/Pepper, onion and garlic for 2 minutes
- Turn down to medium heat – add shrimp and ancho chili
- Once the shrimp turn pink add the white wine and sauté until liquid evaporates
- Taste and see if you would like spicier – if so add some more ancho chili 1/2 Tbsp at a time.
- Grill tortillas on open low flame flipping until some brown spots
- Mix ancho chili into the Greek Yogurt
- Spread thin coat of Greek Yogurt on tortilla
- Add shrimp 2-3
- pinch of Queso Fresco
- 2 pinches of Cilantro
- Chives or red onion, chopped
- Tomatoes, chopped
- Jalapeños, chopped
About This Author:
Jennifer became a Chef 23 years ago after her son told her he hated her cooking in a Mother’s Day Card. At the time she managed seven manufacturing facilities around the world in Corporate America; now she is a full-time Eco Conscious Organic Chef with a passion to help people learn that health is wealth and it is not limited to those who can afford it.
She uses distinct ingredients, organically grown, and cleanly made in all aspects of her business: catering, meal plans, food prep, cooking and food education. Chef Jennifer’s style of cooking is a French and Italian Fusion influence on American Food, using her international training to make quick nutritious meals. She will tell you Good Nutritious Food empowers you to have your best day!
Chef Jen’s catering business is Witnessing Nature with a motto of “While I cannot control everything. I do have control over what I put In and On my body and in my home.”
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Hi! I love shrimp tacos, but I must say, I never thought of it as an eco conscious meal… always feeling guilty due to the shrimping practices and also transportation (I live in the southwest US). How is it that you are able to make a responsible meal with shrimp? I’d love to know! Thanks!
Totally understand and appreciate your concern – Thanks for the question BTW!! We have a class in June to discuss this topic!
I do not use any seafood that is not marked as Sustainably Sourced. You can always ask your Whole Foods our Sprouts Fish counter team and they will give you ideas for what they do for sustainably sourced fish/seafood. I also find shrimp at farmers markets (shrimp can be seasonal) that is sustainable . Uptown and Scottsdale are usually where I shop at Farmers Markets. But also Lee Lee in Chandler has many frozen sustainable seafood sources from Indonesia and New Zealand.
However I think it is more interesting to utilize this tool – Monterey Seafood Watch – https://www.seafoodwatch.org
Awesome app for your phone or to use on your computer – you put in the information from the fish counter at the market (example – alaskan salmon) and it will provide Red (stay away from), Yellow (here are the issues) and Green (safe to eat) status of the seafood you are selecting to eat. They have a 4th status Gray – meaning no info available (so buyer beware)
Monterey Seafood Watch is the best and most up to date authority on all seafood – Farmed and Wild to inform of true sustainability as well as ocean/sea chemical status.
I hope that helps answer your question and addresses your concern with shrimp. Feel free to reach out with any other questions you have!