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Fried Shrimp Tacos

Fried Shrimp Tacos
Level
Easy
Prep
15 minutes
Cook
20 minutes
Servings
Makes 6 to 8 servings
KEY INGREDIENTS
Media Crema
7 oz. Can
INGREDIENTS
  • BATTER INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • SPICY CREAM SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® Media Crema
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • TACO INGREDIENTS:
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound shelled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup fresh salsa (red or green)
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Lime wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
MAKE IT
Step 1
To make the batter, combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and gradually whisk in the seltzer water. Set aside.
Step 2
To make the cream sauce, combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Step 3
Combine shredded cabbage with lime juice and salt. Set aside.
Step 4
To cook the shrimp, add enough vegetable oil to reach 1 inch in depth in a heavy-duty medium frying pan or a deep fryer. Heat oil until a deep-fry thermometer reads 350° F. While the oil is heating, coat the shrimp with 1 cup of all-purpose flour and rest the shrimp on a plate. Once the oil comes to the right temperature, using tongs, and working in batches, dip the shrimp into the batter and then fry them in the oil until shrimp are pink and cooked through. The shrimp will take approximately 2-3 minutes to cook. Transfer cooked shrimp to paper towels to drain off excess oil. * Use caution when cooking the shrimp; oil will be very hot.
Step 5
Serve shrimp with tortillas, cabbage, salsa, cilantro, jalapeño, lime wedges and spice cream sauce.
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