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A Crowd-pleasing Summery Dish!

With summer fast approaching, here’s a recipe that you’ll really want to try…Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos! They are absolutely delicious, fast and easy.

My friend, Lisa Rogers (who wrote our very popular series on Living a Plastic Free Life) gave it to me, but it hails from Lena Abraham, Senior Food Editor at Delish. Lisa told me that when she makes this entree for her family, “We all make some weird sounds because it’s just that GOOD!”  I couldn’t agree more.  I served this dish when I had some company over, and it’s truly a crowd pleaser.

You might have heard it before, but here’s a worthwhile tip to repeat;  when your recipe calls for zest from either a lime or a lemon, it’s so much easier if you zest the fruit first and then juice it… just say’in 😉

Happy Summertime…stay safe!

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Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos

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For the Tacos:

Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 3 limes
2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 small tortillas, warmed for serving
1 avocado, cut into small cubes

For the Cabbage Slaw:

1 cup shredded green cabbage
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste

For the Garlic-Lime Mayo:

1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt to taste


In a large bowl, whisk together line juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, olive oil, lime zest and season with salt.

Add shrimp and cover with plastic wrap.

Let marinate 20 minutes in refrigerator.

Make slaw:  in a large bowl, combine all slaw ingredients.  Toss gently to combine and season with salt.

Make garlic-lime mayo:  in a medium bow, combine all ingredients.  Whisk and season with salt.

Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat.  Grill shrimp until pin and opaque, about 3 minutes per side.

Build tacos:  start with your warmed 6 inch flour tortilla, add a scoop of slaw, 4-5 shrimps, and a drizzle of the garlic-lime mayo to each taco.

Garnish with cilantro and avocado, then serve.

Serves 4

Jean Trebek's summer Watermelon Salad Recipe is inspired by a dish from her son Matthew's restaurant's, Oso, NY. A perfect cool and refreshing summertime treat!

Watermelon Salad Recipe

Another great warm weather dish! It’s such a refreshing and unusual summer salad…that I knew I wanted to offer a version of it here on insidewink.

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Jean is a Professional Religious Science Practitioner, Reiki Master and Sound Healer. She grew up on Long Island, NY, and now lives in Los Angeles. She has two wonderful adult children, Matthew and Emily, with her beloved late husband, Alex.  Jean enjoys taking long walks, watching movies, and traveling. She is very grateful for her family, friends, Luna (the dog) and good coffee.

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