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Shrimp Tacos

one and a half pounds shrimp in the shells
corn tortillas (we got ours here)
fuckeloade of garlic
one poblano pepper
dried oregano
ground cumin
ground coriander
black pepper
olive oil
half cup white wine
three fourths cup whole milk
pico di gallo (fresh made at Whole Foods: too lazy to make myself)
pineapple, mango, and jicama salsa (also fresh-made from Whole Foods)
spicy guacamole (also fresh-made from Whole Foods)
queso fresco
shredded red cabbage




Shell them and sautee in olive oil with salt and pepper until just barely done, and then remove from the pan.


Start the shells simmering in water to make broth.


Throw the garlic in the pan with black pepper, oregano, cumin, and coriander, and sautee until the garlic is nice and golden.


Throw in the poblano and continue to sautee until the pepper pieces are starting to soften.


Turn up the heat and deglaze with the white wine.


Reduce until the wine is pretty much gone.


Strain the shells out and add the shrimp broth, continuing to reduce on medium high.


Reduce by quite a bit.


Add the milk and continue to reduce, salting to taste.




When the sauce is nice and thick, throw in the shrimp to heat them back up and coat with the sauce. Then turn off the heat.


Warm the tortillas and get ready to make some fucken tacos!


Put some guac directly on the tortillas, followed by cabbage, shrimp, and then some of the pan sauce.


Finish with salsa or pico, queso fresco, and a squeeze of lime. EAT!


  1. Trebuchet says

    Whole foods? Really? Between the CEO who used sockpuppets to pump his stock price, rampant woo, and employee abuse (including opposition to Obamacare), why would you shop there? At least Safeway is honestly a massive corporation. I’m afraid you’ve outed yourself as a Yuppie.

  2. says

    Soak a kitchen towel in tap water and wring it out thoroughly. Wrap the stack of tortillas securely in the damp towel and microwave on high for 15 seconds for each tortilla. So to warm eight tortillas, microwave for two minutes. This keeps them pliable and moist. Warming them on a flat top or dry pan tends to dry them out too much.

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