Shrimp and Pork Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Creamed Avocado

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Directions for: Shrimp and Pork Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Creamed Avocado


Shrimp and Pork Filling

1 tsp vegetable oil

¾ lb(s) ground pork

1 shallot, diced

1 clove garlic, diced

1 green chili, chopped

2 Tbsp ground cumin

2 tsp smoked paprika

15, 21/25 shrimp, shelled, devained and roughly chopped

½ can canned water chestnuts, rinsed, drained and diced

pinch of sugar

2 Tbsp cilantro stems, chopped

zest and juice of 1 lime


Tomato Salsa

3 plum tomatoes, diced

2 green onions, chopped

juice of ½ lime

¼ bunch cilantro, stems chopped, leaves picked

pinch of sugar


Creamed Avocado

2 avocados, roughly chopped

juice of 2 ½ limes

¼ bunch green onion, chopped

2 Tbsp sugar

¼ cup sour cream


Assembling Shrimp and Pork Tac

8 soft tortilla shells, warmed over grill or in microwave for 30 seconds

Shrimp and Pork Filling

Creamed Avocado

Tomato Salsa

cilantro stems with leaves, for garnish



Shrimp and Pork Filling

1. In a cast iron pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.

2. Place pork in pan, sauté until brown and caramelized.

3. Once pork has browned, add shallots, garlic, and chilies, cook for 1-2 minutes.

4. Add cumin and smoked paprika, stir.

5. Add shrimp and stir.

6. Once shrimp has turned pink, add water chestnuts and stir.

7. Add sugar, cilantro stems, lime zest and juice, remove from heat.

Tomato Salsa

1. Place tomatoes and green onions in a small bowl.

2. Add lime juice, cilantro stems and leaves, mix.

3. Season with sugar and salt.

Creamed Avocado

1. Place avocados in a bowl, add lime juice and chopped green onion.

2. Add sugar and sour cream.

3. Mash until mixture is incorporated.

4. Season with salt.

Assembling Shrimp and Pork Tac

1. Place a tortilla shell on a plate.

2. Spoon Pork and Shrimp Filling in centre of taco.

3. Spoon Creamed Avocado and Tomato Salsa over.

4. Garnish with cilantro.

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