Cooking Light Night
Food is both my friend and my enemy. I love food but sometimes it doesn’t love me.
::looking at my ever growing muffin top::
Instead of whining about it to my husband (again), I decided I wanted to make a conscious effort to “cook light” at least once a week. Gotta ease my way into it right? Can’t get too crazy in the beginning and quit. Yeah… That makes sense.
Currently I subscribe to Cooking Light magazine (and Rachael Ray much to the distaste of my friend, Nikki. HA!) and I’ve earmarked so many recipes that I’ve been wanting to try. Now is a good a time as any!
At first I started thinking I wanted to make it a specific day but my whims are so sporadic that there’s only room for one strict schedule, my baking group, Tuesdays with Dorie. Instead I will have Cooking Light Nite any night of the week that I feel inspired… like tonight.
Oven Grilled Shrimp Tacos
(Recipe adapted from Cooking Light | photos from me!)
Makes about 8 servings
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons milk (I used fat free milk)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1-1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled (I used 1 lb)
3 tablespoons butter, melted (I used 2 tbsp)
2 large garlic cloves, minced
4 limes, cut into quarters (I used 2 limes)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8-6inch corn tortillas
2 to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
Bottled green tomatillo salsa
Wrap the tortillas in foil and heat in a 350° F oven for 15 minutes, or wrap them in a napkin and microwave for 2-3 minutes.
Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside.
Skewer the shrimp. (If using wood skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes beforehand.) In a small bowl, combine the butter and garlic. Brush the skewered shrimp with the garlic butter. Set oven to broil, about 4-5 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and the limes are browned. Lightly salt the shrimp.
To serve, pull the shrimp off the skewers and divide them evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a spritz of grilled lime.
* CALORIES 247 (0% from fat); FAT 13g (sat 5g); CHOLESTEROL 147mg; CALCIUM 96mg; CARBOHYDRATE 18g; SODIUM 345mg; PROTEIN 16mg; FIBER 3g; IRON 3mg
Husband rating: A+
He was barely able to tell me anything b/c his mouth was full but I think he said “These are awesome!” LOL
Wifey rating: A+
I love shrimp and these were SO good. Definitely will make them again!
* Nutritional info for original recipe. Does not include my changes.