Tacos with Grilled Shrimp in Adobo

 

 

Tacos with Grilled Shrimp in Adobo
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Makes 8 - 10
Prep 5 m
Marinate 20 - 120 m
Grill 4 m
Grill per batch

Ingredients

Tacos with Grilled Shrimp

Adobo Marinade

Directions

Tacos with Grilled Shrimp

  1. 1 of 4 Toss shrimp in a large bowl with salt. Add Adobo Marinade and toss to coat.
  2. 2 of 4 Thread shrimp onto skewers and refrigerate on a tray, covered with plastic wrap, for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 hours. (You can chill them before threading onto skewers if you prefer.)
  3. 3 of 4 Prepare a grill or heat a grill pan. Grill shrimp until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. 4 of 4 Remove shrimp from skewers and make tacos with the accompaniments, using 3 to 4 shrimp per taco. Drizzle with additional marinade before serving.

Adobo Marinade

  1. 1 of 4 Heat a flat griddle or a large, heavy skillet. Toast 5 large garlic cloves, unpeeled, turning once or twice until they are somewhat softened (they'll give slightly when squeezed) and browned in patches, about 8 minutes. Peel.
  2. 2 of 4 In same griddle or skillet, toast 4 large ancho chiles (2 oz total), cut open and seeded, in batches, turning and pressing with tongs until they are fragrant, pliable and have turned a brighter red, about 1 minute. Transfer chiles to a bowl of cold water and soak to soften, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  3. 3 of 4 Toast, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 5 whole peppercorns and 1 whole clove in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. 4 of 4 Combine spices, drained chiles, toasted garlic, 1 clove raw garlic, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp dried Mexican oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, adding more water, 1 tbsp at a time, only if necessary to help mixture blend properly.
Nutrition Information for Tacos with Grilled Shrimp in Adobo
Servings Per Recipe: 8
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