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Chipotle Shrimp and Asparagus Soft Tacos

Add a little variety to taco night with spicy, zesty shrimp cooked in beer and then coated with a flavorful chipotle-lime sauce, served over a bed of greens in a whole wheat tortilla!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 tacos
Calories: 494kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus (I cut the tips off for this recipe and used the rest of the stalks for another meal)
  • 12 ounces light beer
  • 1 pound shrimp (fresh, or frozen and thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or more, to taste)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (soft taco size)
  • 6 ounces spinach (can substitute lettuce)
  • 1 avocado (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)

Instructions

  • Bring a medium pot of water to boiling. Add the asparagus tips for about 30 seconds. Drain and rinse the asparagus with cool water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
  • Pour the beer into a large skillet and heat over medium-high. Add the shrimp and cook until they just turn pink throughout.
  • Drain the shrimp and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the onion. Cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the shrimp and asparagus in the with onion and stir.
  • Add the lime juice and chipotle powder, and stir until distributed.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the cilantro.
  • Line the middle of each tortilla with the shredded spinach, then distribute the shrimp-asparagus mixture over the spinach.
  • Top with avocado and sour cream and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5280IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 7.6mg