Coast Cooking

Shrimp tacos, anyone?

By JULIAN BRUNT

Special to the Sun Herald

Shrimp tacos are simple to make.
Shrimp tacos are simple to make.

Another favorite taco is made with fresh, wild-caught Gulf shrimp.

Please never use imports.

All tacos are pretty simple, but this one just has three components: shrimp, salsa and guacamole. The shrimp are easy to cook, the two sauces are a bit more complicated, and you will be forgiven if you do not make them from scratch.  Do the best you can.

Season the shrimp with Tony’s or Old Bay. Get a heavy-bottom sauté pan screeching hot, add oil and cook the shrimp about 30 seconds on a side. Never overcook shrimp.

Remove, add to the tortilla of your choice, top with lots of salsa and guacamole. Add a little cheese if you like, unless, of course, you are an Italian. The Italians never mix seafood and cheese. This is a great taco to serve with a little black bean soup.

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