Shrimp Tacos

I am so excited about today’s post!  Not only do I have an EXCELLENT recipe to share with you, but I will be starting my very first GIVEAWAY!!  I’m so glad that I can offer this product to you as a thank you for reading my blog!

So now…on to the product.  It’s called a Taco Rack (click to view their website).  The product that I received is their “Family Fiesta Pack” which includes 2 cooking racks and 4 individual servers.  Here’s how it works:  The cooking racks are made of stainless steel and enable you to set your taco shells or tortillas securely upright while they bake.  I SO wish I had this product when I made my Oven Tacos!  The taco rack becomes even more crucial when you want to make a soft taco with tortillas like I did for these shrimp tacos!

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Another feature that I especially love is how easy it is to put the filling inside the tortillas once they’re situated in the rack.  I just easily spooned my shrimp mixture into the waiting tortillas and there was no mess whatsoever!  This is definitely an improvement over trying to hold the tortilla in hand while you fill it.

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After you’ve prepared your tacos using the Taco Rack, then you use your individual servers for presenting them on your plate.  I gotta say, this was my favorite part.  I really hate putting all the toppings on my tacos, like sour cream, tomatoes, cheese, etc. and then setting it down and the taco falls over and all my toppings spill out.  Cmon, I know you’ve experienced that too.  Well, these individual servers fix that!  You can set your taco in the server to make a lovely presentation on the plate, and you don’t have to worry about all those yummy toppings spilling out.

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So here’s my overall review of this product:  I like that this product is easy to assemble (it’s 3 pieces you slide together), easy to clean, and easy to store.  The rack makes baking and filling the tacos WAY easier and cleaner.  Plus, it makes it easier to prepare soft tacos using tortillas so that they keep their shape.  The servers enable you to make a pretty presentation and not have your toppings fall out, which I appreciate.  There’s honestly nothing I dislike about this product.  It works exactly the way it’s supposed to, and I had no problems with it at all!

The Family Fiesta Pack, including 2 taco racks and 4 individual servers is priced at a $50 value.  To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below, and I will use a random number generator to select a winner!  The giveaway will end at midnight on March 31st, 2013.  You will only be entered once, so commenting more than once won’t get you more entries.  

So now on to the recipe for these delicious and SUPER EASY shrimp tacos.  Like it’s seriously one of my new favorite meals that only takes minutes to prepare.

Shrimp Tacos and a GIVEAWAY!

Yields: 3 servings

Serving Size: 2 tacos

Shrimp Tacos and a GIVEAWAY!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of large shrimp
  • 1 c salsa
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 6 small flour tortillas
  • 1 c shredded cheese (I used colby jack)
  • 1 taco rack
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced avocado

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each shrimp into 3 pieces.  In a skillet over medium heat, combine shrimp, salsa, and taco seasoning.  Cook for about 5 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque.
  3. Put tortillas in the taco rack and place on a cookie sheet.  Spoon the shrimp mixture evenly between the 6 tortillas.  Sprinkle cheese on top of tacos.
  4. Bake the tacos for about 7 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. Top with desired toppings and serve.
http://normalcooking.com/2013/03/17/shrimp-tacos-and-a-giveaway/

Adapted From:  Taco Rack

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**