Not A Chorizo and Shrimp Taco Post

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Chorizo and Shrimp Taco

I’ve been at it again. I made Chorizo and Shrimp Tacos. Why not? Everyone likes tacos, right? But this isn’t a Chorizo and Shrimp Taco post. I just couldn’t bring myself to do two shrimp taco posts in a row. So this is a salsa post. A Raw Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa post.

But I’ve included a Chorizo and Shrimp Taco recipe if you want one. GREG

Raw Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
Chorizo and Shrimp Taco

Chorizo and Shrimp Tacos

Print This Recipe Total time Yield 2-3Source Adapted from Wes AvilaPublished
Chorizo and Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce Mexican chorizo (casing removed)
  • kosher salt (as needed)
  • 1 pound medium shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails removed)
  • freshly cracked black pepper (as needed)
  • 6 corn tortillas (warmed)
  • raw tomatillo and avocado salsa (see recipe)

Directions

Place a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and a pinch of salt. Cook, breaking up the chunks until the fat has rendered and the meat is browned and nearly cooked through about 4 minutes. Add the shrimp and let brown, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and let them begin to blister about 2 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Divide the shrimp and chorizo mixture evenly among the tortillas. Top with a big drizzle of salsa. Serve immediately.

Raw Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

Print This Recipe Total time Yield 1 ½ cupsSource Adapted from Wes AvilaPublished
Raw Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos (husked and rinsed)
  • 1 avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 2 serrano chiles (stem removed, and roughly chopped)
  • 4 clove garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 4 limes (juice only)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Directions

In a food processor, combine the tomatillos, avocado, serranos, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and a big pinch of salt. Cover and pulse 3 or 4 times to combine ingredients, then let it blend until you can see the seeds. It should be fairly (but not completely) smooth. Taste and season with more salt if needed.