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!
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.
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!
This dinner was all about freshness and it certainly delivered. It was light and crunchy, and of course the home-made tortilla reigned supreme.
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)
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),
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.
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)
5 – Put the peppers and mushrooms back into pan and give everything a stir. Turn off heat.
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!