Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

Serves: 12

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  • 12 small soft tortillas
  • 12 sour cream
  • 12 lime wedges
  • For the shrimp:
  • 1¼ lbs medium shrimp, peeled and devined
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • For the watermelon salsa:
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, diced into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 large red or white onion, diced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 fresh limes, juiced
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

  1. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, olive oil, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Toss well to combine and set aside while you make the salsa.
  2. To make the salsa: in another bowl, combine watermelon, onions, cilantro, and lime juice. Sprinkle with kosher salt, and toss again. Cover, and chill until serving.
  3. Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and sauté for five to seven minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked and slightly charred on the edges.
  4. Assemble tacos by spreading tortilla with sour cream and layering on the shrimp and watermelon salsa. Serve with lime wedges on the side.