Delectable Shrimp Burritos (makes 8)

Dinner was late as usual, mostly because I had forgotten to defrost some sort of meat, and I made a phone call to a dear friend who I hadn’t talked to in forever.  I consequently became more interesting in my conversation with her than in my pursuing dinner!

Delicious AND Delectable Shrimp Burritos

Because it was late I defrosted some shrimp and while I was on the phone I made some lovely flour tortillas. It is a mindless task, so was not much of a problem to hold the phone in one hand and roll out dough with the other. 

Fresh veggies..

It was only while I was doing this that I had the idea of making burritos. I had a drawerful of peppers, and quick frying was a great way to use a good portion of them up!

Lovely juicy tomato from my garden

This dinner was all about freshness and it certainly delivered. It was light and crunchy, and of course the home-made tortilla reigned supreme.

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If you are going to make your own flour tortillas (and I recommend that you do!), type flour tortilla in the search box to the right of my blog and you will find a great recipe to make 8 mouth-watering tortillas! You should make the tortillas before you do anything else. (Of course you can always save time and buy them)

Making your own flour tortilla is key.

You will need: 1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined (use the 31-40 count size), 2 small red onions, halved & sliced thinly into half moons, 4 – 6 tbs extra-virgin olive oil,  1 red peppers, 1 green pepper, 1 yellow or orange pepper, all thinly sliced lengthways, 1 hot, or 2 mild jalapeno peppers, 1/2 lb white mushrooms, sliced, juice of 1 lime, 1 head romaine lettuce, finely chopped, 2 good quality, ripe medium tomatoes, chopped, 1 cup sour cream, hot sauce (I use Tapatio),

prep shrimp

1 – Prep shrimp and place in bowl with a sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper.

2 – Prep all vegetables as instructed above.

3 – Put big saute pan or wok on high heat. When it is hot, add 3 tbs of oil. When it is very hot, add the peppers and mushrooms. When the peppers start to get soft and a little charred on the edges, transfer to a bowl.

saute peppers & mushrooms

4 – Add more oil to the pan and add the onions. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the shrimp. Cook until shrimp are done (about 4 to 5 minutes)

Saute shrimp with red onion half moons

 5 – Put the peppers and mushrooms back into pan and give everything a stir. Turn off heat.

Ready to be stuffed into a tortilla!

To serve: place warm tortilla on your plate and add a portion of the shrimp mixture. Next add some romaine leaves, sour cream, followed by some hot sauce and a squeeze of lime juice. Fold up and devour!

Freshly chopped romaine and sour cream, with a squeeze of lime juice add tons of flavor.

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