Tuesday, January 02, 2007

YUMMY MONDAYS: Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa Verde

Avocado Salsa:

1 small onion, quartered
1 jalapeno, quartered, seeds optional
1 garlic clove, smashed
4 medium tomatillos, (about 8 ounces) husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
1/2 Hass avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chipotle or blended chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound medium shrimp (about 20), peeled and deveined

8 corn tortillas
8 sprigs cilantro for garnish
2 limes, cut into wedges

Put the onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a food processor and finely chop. Add the tomatillos, avocado, and salt and pulse until chopped but still chunky. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cilantro.

Heat a stovetop or outdoor grill to medium-high. Mix the olive oil, chipotle or chili powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Grill the shrimp until translucent, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side.

Grill tortillas, until slightly charred and pliable, about 20 seconds per side. (Alternatively, wrap in a damp paper towel and heat in a microwave.) Spoon sauce on the tortilla, then top with about 2 or 3 shrimp and a sprig of cilantro. Serve 2 tacos per person, with a lime wedge on the side.

Nutrition Information
Nutritional Analysis per serving
Calories 233
Fat 10 grams
Saturated Fat 2 grams
Carbohydrates 12 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Protein 25 grams


Anonymous said...

Hi Chalene,

I bought turbo jam over two weeks ago and I am hooked. I have worked out for a long time and nothing has challenged me like this in ages. I feel motivated, I feel great about my self and have so much energy. Your workouts are brilliant and I would love to know when and if you will be having any appearances in Canada.
You have inspired me to get the body I have always wanted...not that far from it now.

Linda from Toronto, Canada

Polly said...

Chalene, I love the Turbo Jam workouts. I have everything up to Fat Blaster. Is there anything new I could try?

Polly, in Atlanta, GA