Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Blueberry Corn Cilantro Salsa
Blueberries and corn combined in a salsa with fresh cilantro and jalapeno are a nice contrast to shrimp spiced with cumin and chili powder. Cook the shrimp in the same skillet for less cleanup.
- 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 3/4 cups fresh or frozen and thawed corn kernels
- 1 cup Driscoll's Blueberries
- 1/4 cups chopped white onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 medium jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 to 1/4 cayenne pepper
- 8 corn tortillas
- Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and cook about 2 minutes or until corn starts to brown. Stir in blueberries and cook 30 seconds. Transfer blueberry corn mixture to a large bowl and stir in onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; reserve.
Combine shrimp, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Wipe out the skillet and heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add half the shrimp and cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side or until opaque and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and shrimp.
Heat tortillas according to package directions. Place 2 on each serving plate and top with shrimp and blueberry salsa. Serve immediately.
I was looking for a quick dinner one night and came across this recipe. While I will admit, it sounds like a weird paring- it was surprisingly delicious. The blueberries warm and lend a sweetness to an otherwise spicy dish that would be hard to cut with something else. It was vey quick to make, and when you are in a rush- this is a good nutritious dinner that I will will be sure repeat this summer. I served this with green