Honey Lime Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Purple Slaw and Chipotle Crema

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Ingredients
  • ~~ For the honey lime tequila shrimp tacos ~~
  • 2 pounds (454 g) raw shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • juice of 2 limes + 1 lime
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 1 medium onion, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle (optional)
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • ½ head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ~~ For the slaw dressing ~~
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice [about 2-3 limes]
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup light, neutral oil, such as grapeseed
  • ~~ For the chipotle crema ~~
  • 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream or créme fraîche [low fat can be used]
  • 1 to 2 pieces of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce [canned]
  • ~~ For assembly ~~
  • 12 – 15 homemade or store-bought good quality yellow or white corn tortilla
  • a handful of cilantro, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Wash, peel, devein, and dry raw shrimps. Season with salt.
  2. In a bowl, combine honey, lime juice, tequila, onion, cumin, and chipotle powder (if using). Mix well and toss shrimps in marinade. Chill up to 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat grill to 400 F (205 C). Make sure to oil the grilles well. Skewer shrimps in soaked wooden sticks (this will make it easier to handle on a grill).
  4. Grill shrimps until bright or just opaque, about 2 minutes each side. Flip the shrimp skewers and cook for another 2 minutes or until they turn bright orange. Alternatively, you can also pan fry the shrimps. Set cooked shrimps aside.
  5. Dice the avocados and squeeze juice from the remaining 1 lime.
  6. Thinly slice the red cabbage using a sharp knife or a mandolin.
  7. To make the dressing for the red cabbage slaw, put the lime juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt, pepper and oil in a jar or bowl. Whisk vigourously until it emulsifies.
  8. Toss the red cabbage with the lime vinaigrette. Set aside.
  9. Meanwhile, to make the chipotle crema, place the chipotles in the bowl of the food processor and give it a good whirl until it is smooth.
  10. Stir in the sour cream or créme fraîche, mixing well until the colour is even. Transfer chipotle crema in a squeeze bottle.
  11. To assemble the tacos, heat tortilla in a dry pan, about 1 minute per side or until lightly browned or charred. Wrap tortilla in a cloth to prevent from drying out. Set aside, covered.
  12. Place some diced avocados in the middle of the tortilla, followed by the red cabbage slaw. Remove skewers from shrimps and pile on the taco.
  13. Drizzle with the chipotle crema and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Honey Lime Tequila Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Purple Slaw and Chipotle Crema

Asian Salmon in Foil

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, Sriracha and pepper, to taste.
  • Place salmon onto the prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  • Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.* Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until caramelized and slightly charred.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Asian Salmon in Foil

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

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Easy Teriyaki Chicken

Crispy Honey Chicken

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Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breast , boneless skinless cut into medium sized chunks
1 tablespoon minced garlic
vegetable oil (for frying)
2 green onions , finely minced

Batter

4 ounces all-purpose flour
2 1/2 ounces cornstarch
1 egg
6 ounces water
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Chicken Seasoning

1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Sauce

1/2 cup sake or 1/2 cup rice wine ( I substituted chicken broth)
1/2 cup honey
3 ounces rice vinegar
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
6 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water


Directions:
To make batter: mix ingredients till just combined. Let rest in refrigerator for a couple of hours. Coat chicken well with seasonings and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Combine sauce ingredients, mix thoroughly and reserve for serving.
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Pour vegetable oil into fryer or heavy bottomed sauce pot. Heat slowly to 340-350 degrees. Put 1/4 of the marinated chicken in a clean bowl and pour enough better over to coat. Remove a few pieces at a time from the batter, using slotted spoon or large fork. Shake off excess batter. Carefully lower chicken into the hot oil. Suspend the chicken until the batter “sets,” 20-30 seconds. Chicken is done when golden to light brown and crisp. Remove to platter with paper towels to drain. Repeat for all the chicken. Remember to check the oil temperature, it must remain hot.
3
To finish the sauce, heat it in sauce pan, bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Add cornstarch slurry, a little at a time.The sauce will thicken, let it come to a thickness of “loose honey.” Let cook for a minute or two.
4
Heat 2 more tablespoons of oil in a wok and add some minced garlic, red bell pepper and scallions and stir-fry briefly. Add 1/3 to 1/2 of the chicken (depending on pan size) and stir-fry briefly. Add enough sauce to just coat chicken. Stir-fry again briefly. Serve over noodles or rice.

Crispy Honey Chicken