Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Fried Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Chipotle Sauce
But, as I have mentioned before, it blows my mind that I never tried fried seafood tacos until I was halfway through my 20s. I loved fried seafood and I loved tacos since I was a kid; why I never tried them combined is incomprehensible.
I'm more than making up for it now, however. And yesterday - a drizzling day, though not at all cold - I was in the mood for some fried seafood. I considered making fish & chips but then had another thought: fried shrimp tacos. I haven't gotten to eat at Del Taco in half a year - perhaps the quick-service place I miss most behind the trinity of Taco Lita, In-N-Out and Zankou - and I've looked longingly more than once at pictures of shrimp tacos on their website.
I started with two chipotle peppers in the Cuisinart Mini Prep. If I'm making this as a dipping sauce, I use three for some extra heat, but since this was only going to be a part of the tacos, I went mild. Then I added roasted garlic vinegar (roughly one-third of a cup) and olive oil (maybe half a cup), a teaspoon of honey for some thickness and sweetness, a splash of Trappey's hot sauce, and a handful of cilantro.
Posted by JustinM at 11:15 AM