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Since I told my mom I would be posting this recipe today,I feel somewhat obligated to do so 🙂 However, you may have to excuse any “mess ups” that may in this post because the energy drink I was expecting in the refrigerator for me this morning was magically missing… so much for being awake in my early morning meeting… Oh well, on to the food!!

So in keeping with my healthier eating I have gathered many recipes from all over the place, and one thing I really love is that a lot of the time they are adding the Weight Watcher points+ in with the nutrition information… which ROCKS! The one I made this week was fantastic and have been eating on it since (due to the fact Josh really wont touch shrimp)

I believe this recipe was really meant for eating plain, but for only 2 extra points, grab a corn tortilla and throw it all in there and make a taco.. Delicious (even Josh wanted to try a bite)!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients

For sauce:

  • 5 Tbs light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped scallions   (those are the green onion things, not to be confused with shallots 😉 )
  • 3 Tbs Sweet Chili Sauce   (you can find this with the Asian ingredients at your grocery store)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha, more or less depending on your love of spice

For the Shrimp

  • 40 raw shrimp, that have been shelled and deveined (I can usually find them deveined, but shell them myself)
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • A pinch of salt

Special equipment

  • 8 Metal skewers, or 8 wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for a bit

Directions

Mix all of the  ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl until well incorporated, then set it aside.
Next, shell the shrimp (if you can’t find them without it)throw them in a bowl and lightly salt and pepper them.  Put 5 shrimp on each skewer. Don’t over crowd them because it makes cooking them on the grill difficult.

Put on a clean and oiled grill over medium heat for about a total of 5-6 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp. These little guys cook really fast so as soon as they turn opaque  and cooked through, take them off. An over cooked shrimp is a sad shrimp…

Once they are cooked completely, brush the sauce over the shrimp. You should have just enough to give these guys a good slathering of sauce. And eat immediately, because the only thing worse than an overcooked shrimp, is a cold one…

Now you can stop there and have something super yummy… (please excuse my cheap plates, I did not want to mess with dishes 🙂 )

Or you can warm up some corn tortillas on the stove and make yourself a taco with some lettuce. (<So good!!!)

Nutrition Info: Servings: 4 , ( Serving Size =  2 skewers)   Old Points: 3 pts , Points+: 3 pts w/o tortilla, 5pts with tortilla, 140 Calories, 4.7g Fat, 18.5g Protein, 4.2g  Carb, .1g Fiber

Original recipe can be found at skinnytaste.com

Remember Fathers Day is this weekend! Be sure to tell your pops you love him! I sure do love mine like crazy!

That’s all I got for now,

WEST OUT

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