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Nutrition, Sports Nutrition
Recipe of the Month: Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa
June 28, 2019 | by Kourtney Gordon

TIPS FROM YOUR DIETITIAN

Shrimp are a great protein-rich, lower-fat seafood option for this simple and quick dish that’s perfect for BBQ season.

Tomatillos   the denser, more acidic cousin of tomatoes  are high in vitamin C and K, as well as carotenoids that help to support good eye health. This tomatillo salsa is a flavour-packed versatile addition to many dishes, from your tortilla dish of choice, to a sweet potato bean hash and, of course, over with your favourite style of eggs.

This dish is a great source of vitamin C and fibre!

INGREDIENTS

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 4 large tomatillos, husks removed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp. green onions
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Shrimp

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 lbs, ~20 medium shrimp (~20, peeled and deveined)
  • 8 corn tortillas

Extras 

  • 3 sprigs cilantro for garnish
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Cabbage, chopped
  • Avocado, sliced

directions

For the tomatillo salsa:

  1. Preheat your broiler and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place the tomatillos and jalapeno down on the baking sheet, cut side down. If you don’t want it to be too spicy, you can remove the seeds and veins.
  3. Broil until lightly charred and shriveled, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the tomatillos, pepper, plus the green onions, cilantro and lime juice to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Season with salt.

For the shrimp:

  1. Heat stovetop or outdoor grill to medium high.
  2. Mix olive oil, chipotle powder, salt in large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Lightly sauté or grill shrimp until cooked thoroughly (pink).
  3. Grill tortillas until slightly charred and pliable, ~20 seconds per side. Alternatively wrap in paper towel and heat in microwave.

Layer salsa and shrimp on tortilla, squeeze fresh lime juice. Fold over and eat.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per 2 Tacos:

  • 250 calories
  • 10g fat
  • 25g carbohydrates
  • 15g protein