Friday, October 4, 2019

Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa #NationalTacoDay

Plump juicy shrimp tossed in Caribbean spices and sauteed up in butter, topped with a delicious apple pomegranate salsa and wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

It's National Taco Day..........
Valentina of The Baking Fairy invited us to join her in sharing Taco recipes today in honor of the National Food Holiday.  We celebrate Taco Tuesday around here at least once a month so I was happy to join in the fun.

Happy National Taco Day!

Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for hosting this one-day event! Check out all the delicious recipes we made for the occasion:
Breakfast Street Tacos by 2 Cookin Mamas
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Egg and Bacon Loaded Breakfast Tacos by Cheese Curd in Paradise
Garbage Plate Tacos by The Spiffy Cookie
Huevos Rancheros Tacos by Our Good Life
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Tacos by The Redhead Baker
Lobster Roll Street Tacos by Daily Dish Recipes
Old-School Hard Shell Tacos by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Seared Albacore Tuna Loin Soft Tacos by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Tacos de Calabacitas by Tip Garden
Vegan Nopales Tacos with Charred Corn and Black Bean Salsa by The Baking Fairy
Vindaloo Pork Belly Street Tacos by Palatable Pastime
Walking Taco Bar by For The Love of Food

I still had some sponsor product that I had received for two other events in my refrigerator so I knew I wanted to make an apple and pomegranate salsa for whatever tacos I decided to make.  A google search struck on a recipe by Nutmeg Nanny who served her salsa with Shrimp Tacos.  Perfect.

I did adapt the recipe slightly.  I seasoned my shrimp with Adobe seasoning instead of Cajun.  I used flour tortillas instead of corn.  I omitted the cheese and adapted the amounts of the ingredients in the salsa.  The tacos were quick and easy to make and delicious to eat.

These are sure to become a family favorite on Mexican Mondays, Taco Tuesdays or Fish Fridays. 

#shrimp, #shellfish, #apples, #pomegranate, #salsa, #tacos
Entrees, Seafood
Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa

Plump juicy shrimp tossed in Caribbean spices and sauteed up in butter, topped with a delicious apple pomegranate salsa and wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 4 Mtotal time: 19 M


  • 1 1/2 lbs. lg shrimp, peeled, vein and tail removed
  • 2 T. adobo seasoning
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 limes
  • 1 lg. apple, cored and finely diced
  • seeds from one small pomegranate
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 T. minced cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 taco size flour tortillas, warmed 


How to cook Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa

  1. Toss the shrimp with the adobo seasoning and place in the refrigerator while make the salsa.
  2. Combine the apples, onion, pomegranate seeds, and cilantro in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.  Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture and toss to coat evenly.  Place into a serving dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat.  When hot add the shrimp and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, until cooked through and pink.  Off heat, squeeze the juice of the second lime over the shrimp.  Transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Serve with heated flour tortillas, passing everything and allowing people to make their own tacos.


adapted from a recipe by Nutmeg Nanny
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  1. Mixing the apple and pomegranate sounds totally delicious!!! And there are never enough recipes for shrimp tacos!

  2. Tacos are always a good idea! I love that you paired this fresh fruit salsa with shrimp. It sounds scrumptious!


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