Spicy Shrimp Taco with Guacamole

I used to have 50-50 success with Shrimp preparations. Some were so good that we would look for second or thirds & yet there were some dishes that well, I’d rather not talk about. But this dish is an all time favorite in our household. Spicy Shrimp sautéed in spices and served over a bed of garden salad and topped with fresh homemade guacamole. What more to ask for?
The trick to get the flavors incorporated in the Shrimp is to marinate it well in advance. But if you forgot to do that; you can still make this dish with only 20 minutes marination.

the trick to get perfectly cooked shrimp is to heat the skillet to a very high temperature. I used my cast iron skillet to cook shrimp as it retains the heat and therefore the shrimp is cooked evenly while retaining the moisture.


  • 20 medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt  
  • lime or lemon       
     1 tomato seeded and chopped    
  • 1 avocado peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice from half a lime
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves coarsely chopped  
    For the Guacamole -finely dice the tomatoes and the jalapeno. Jalapeno provide a lot of heat so a little goes a long way. Mash the avocado using a potato masher and mix  all the ingredients in. Voila yummy Guacamole is ready.

    Now all that remains is assembling the tacos-heat a few small tortillas over stovetop flames to give them a grilled edge. Top the tortillas with shrimp and Guacamole .