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Shrimp Tacos


Shrimp Tacos

I really need a Mexican food dictionary.  Can someone tell me what is the difference between Soft-Shell Tacos and Fajitas? And are tortillas separate or just a vessel for eating tacos/fajitas?

Anyway, until I get an explanation I call these tajitos- a taco and fajita hybrid. 

Check the recipe for Paleo tortillas and pickled onions for perfect tajito night!


Shrimp Tacos 

1 tbsp Cumin

½ tbsp Ginger

½ tbsp Chili Powder

1 tsp cayenne

½ tbsp. Garlic Powder

2 tbsp Olive Oil

~5-6 Shrimp per person


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine the sauces
  3. Place the shrimp in a large plastic bag
  4. Add oil and spice mix
  5. Shake the bag until the shrimp are coated evenly
  6. Lay the shrimp out evenly on a baking dish
  7. Cook the shrimp for 5 minutes or until pink


Cabbage Slaw

¼ Red Cabbage

1 Grapefruit

1 Avocado

2 tbsp avocado oil

1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Salt


  1. Thinly Slice the Avocado
  2. Supreme the Grapefruit (Martha Stewart has a great how-to here)
  3. Dice the avocado
  4. Toss the Cabbage in oil, vinegar and salt
  5. Add the grapefruit and avocado


Chimichurri Sauce


Chimichurri Sauce

Like most of my recipes, this stemmed from a need to use up ingredients in my fridge.  Anytime I buy herbs I always have leftovers because they’re usually used in such small quantities.

This is the perfect recipe to use up the bulk of your extra greens/herbs.  It’s so simple and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.  I swear I would put this sauce on everything!

I first used it on top of steak in my paleo steak tacos (pictured), but I also love it on chicken, fish, eggs, salads…everything!


Chimichurri Sauce


4 cups parsley leaves

1 cup mint leaves

4 cloves garlic

½ medium red onion (roughly chopped)

zest of 1 lemon

1 cup olive oil

4 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

½ tsp red pepper flakes

pinch of salt to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor
  2. Blend until everything is smooth
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessar