Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos

These were very easy. That aside, they need some tweaking, but because they were easy, they will get it.

First we used white rice because that's what we had. Second, we combined the rice and beans.  We decided after the fact they needed some seasoning (see my additions for next time).

We had with a southwest salad.

Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos

Photo by ALB

YIELD Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

A little bit of the black bean liquid brings the chunky mash together. The mash also helps to hold all the filling in place.

2 teaspoons canola oil (didn't use)
3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
8 (6-in.) corn tortillas
1 cup hot cooked brown rice (used 1 cup cooked white rice)
1/2 cup fresh pico de gallo
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
Fresh cilantro leaves
(Next time, lime juice, 1/4 C cilantro, 1/2 tsp salt)

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add shrimp, 1 teaspoon cumin, and pepper; cook 5 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally. Remove shrimp from pan. Drain beans in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Add beans (didn't do), reserved liquid (didn't do), 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and chili powder to pan; cook 3 minutes, mashing beans with a fork.

(Heated beans and added the Cup of rice mixing everything with the reserve liquid...add some lime juice, 1/4 C cilantro and 1/2 tsp salt next time).

Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high directly on the eye of a burner 15 seconds on each side (or microwave those suckers). Divide bean (and rice mixture), rice, shrimp, pico, onions, and avocado evenly among tortillas. Garnish with cilantro leaves; serve immediately.

Calories: 408; Fat: 11 g; Sat fat: 1 g; Mono fat: 4.9 g; Poly fat: 2.2 g; Protein: 22 g; Carbohydrate: 61 g; Fiber: 11 g;Cholesterol: 107 mg; Iron: 2 mg; Sodium: 323 mg; Calcium: 138 mg; Sugars: 4 g

10 Smart Points (my additions/subtractions)

Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2016

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