Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Chutney and Firecracker Sauce

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Summertime is my favorite time for shrimp or seafood tacos! And during the summer there is amazing fruit all the time, this is why I chose pineapple for the fruit chutney. Pineapple has a beautiful flavor profile of tart and sweet and when it is combined with a savory dish it creates a beautiful rounded dish! This is why I love this pineapple chutney so much. Pineapple, when combined with the shallots and cilantro tastes AMAZING! My firecracker sauce is a creamy, spicy, sweet thai chili sauce. I use it on my Firecracker Coconut Shrimp as well! These tacos are sweet, spicy, and tangy! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Equipment for this recipe:

  • Grill (or a cast iron pan)
  • Tongs
  • Small bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Knife

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • Siete Brand Almond Flour Tortillas (these are delicious and low carb) or a tortilla substitute
  • Shrimp
  • Blackening seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pineapple
  • Cilantro
  • Shallot
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Spicy Garlic Chili Sauce

Substitutions:

Almond Flour Tortillas are what I use because it is lower carb and the Siete Brand is delicious and holds together well. You could easily substitute this with flour tortillas, corn tortillas, or even lettuce wraps! Remember the tortilla is the vessel, so feel free to get creative.

Shrimp is delicious for this recipe, but I completely understand not everyone is a shrimp fan or even a seafood fan. You could swap the shrimp for grilled tilapia (which has a similar cook time) or you could swap for grilled chicken (make sure you grill for about 7 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165º).

Blackening seasoning can be spicy. So if you would like a milder shrimp, you could lightly dust it with smoked paprika, salt, and less pepper. This will keep a good smokey grilled flavor without being too spicy.

Pineapple is a tart sweet fruit, so if you substitute it, it is important to choose a fruit that has a similar flavor profile. I would choose fruits like peaches, nectarines, or mangos! These would all be delicious substitutions.

Shallots have a strong onion flavor, if you would like a milder flavor, you could swap it out for purple onion. This will add more of a crunch, but a milder flavor.

Firecracker sauce can be sweeter and less spicy by simply leaving out the garlic chili sauce and the sriracha. I typically do this when I am cooking for a big group. I will make a spicy firecracker sauce and a milder firecracker sauce!

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