Shrimp Tacos with Green Apple Salsa

I was browsing Cooking Light’s website for dinner ideas yesterday before heading off to the grocery store and stumbled across an interesting recipe. I had a hankering for fish and saw this shrimp taco recipe with a home-made green apple salsa. The combination of olive oil, lemon juice, lemon rind, apples and jalapeños seemed like a unique mixture (what do I know, I’m no chef connoisseur) so I thought I’d give it a shot. At only 300 calories, it was definitely worth taking a shot!

Both Matt and I were sceptical as I threw this dish together, which only took about 30-40 minutes. For one, I don’t like corn tortillas, but I decided to stick to what the recipe called for. Secondly, the apple “salsa” didn’t seem like a salsa at all – even Matt commented as I mixed it together that it didn’t look especially appetizing. I told him that you can’t judge a book by its cover and that there was nothing else in the kitchen to serve in its place, so we were having this green apple salsa. Matt skipped the shrimp (not a huge fish-lover), which I’d foreseen – instead, I bought him a flank steak that he could grill up in no time. 

Any previous worries I had that this dish wouldn’t satisfy our taste buds was quickly crushed when we took our first bite. These tacos were so good! The sweet of the apple mixed with the spicy of the jalapeño and savoury of the shrimp was incredible. According to Matt, the steak went with the green apple salsa just as well, declaring the meal a huge success. Though I have all of our groceries purchased for the rest of the work-week dinners, I think a quick trip to the supermarket before the weekend is in order. I see shrimp tacos for Saturday/Sunday lunch in my near future!

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3 thoughts on “Shrimp Tacos with Green Apple Salsa

  1. Dad

    Sounds great. Maybe I can get mama to make some

  2. Gina

    Might have to pin this one. Love fish and shrimp tacos. Like you, though, I don’t like corn tortillas either. 🙂 I will sub flour.

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