Zero points for shrimp and one point for shells!

Zero points for shrimp and one point for shells! Delicious! The seasoning was perfect. This dish truly rescued me yesterday when I was over my daily points but still hungry! One point for each!

Here’s a recipe for delectable and healthy shrimp tacos, likely one point each:

Ingredients:

Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (1 point per shrimp)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tortillas:

  • 6-8 small corn tortillas (1 point each, depending on the brand)

Toppings (choose your favorites, most are 0 points):

  • Chopped cabbage or slaw mix
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced avocado (optional, ~2 points per serving)
  • Low-fat crema or plain Greek yogurt (optional, varies in points)
  • Pico de gallo (optional, varies in points depending on ingredients)

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the shrimp: In a bowl, toss the shrimp with olive oil, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to 30 minutes for enhanced flavor.
  2. Cook the shrimp: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and cooked through.
  3. Warm the tortillas: Wrap the tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30-60 seconds, or heat them on a comal or skillet until warm and slightly softened.
  4. Assemble the tacos: Fill each tortilla with shrimp, cabbage or slaw, and your preferred toppings. Serve with lime wedges for added flavor.

Tips:

  • For a quick slaw, shred some cabbage or use a pre-made slaw mix. Toss with a tablespoon of lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • If you don’t have crema or Greek yogurt, you can use a dollop of low-fat sour cream (about 1 point per tablespoon).
  • For a spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the shrimp marinade or serve with your favorite hot sauce.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Consider adding other chopped vegetables like tomatoes, onions, or bell peppers.

Enjoy these healthy and flavorful shrimp tacos!

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