These tacos are simple to make and perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Shrimp or fish are ideal fillings for a light version of Mexican cuisine, which sometimes has a reputation for being heavy or fried. Soft tacos are a great way to enjoy your fiesta without the oil.

Prep time:  30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS - SHRIMP
1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
Juice from 2 limes
3 cloves of garlic, finely grated
¼ teaspoon dried chipotle
¼ teaspoon dried cumin
¼ teaspoon dried coriander
Black pepper to taste
Sea salt to taste

INGREDIENTS – CITRUS SLAW
4 cups shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
½ cup diced red onions
1 jalapeno small dice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 ounces fresh lime juice
Sea salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

INGREDIENTS – SPICY CREMA
1 cup labne or yogurt
Juice from 1 lime
Zest from the same lime
¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
Sea salt to taste

INGREDIENTS – TACOS
8 corn tortillas

Marinate the shrimp
Combine garlic, lime juice, cumin, coriander, chipotle, and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add shrimp and marinate for 20 minutes.

Make the slaw
Toss cabbage, carrots, jalapenos, red onion and cilantro in a bowl. Add lime juice, salt and pepper, and toss thoroughly.

Make crema
Blend labne or yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, chipotle powder and salt in a bowl.

Cook the shrimp
Grill or sauté shrimp on both sides until opaque.

Tortillas
Toast tortillas on each side on grill pan or pan until warm, soft and a little brown.
Assemble the tacos – first place shrimp in tortilla, add crema and top with slaw.

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evōx Executive Chef Barbara Wilder Pearlman believes in sharing her passion and connecting with people through food. After 15 years as a hair and makeup artist in the entertainment industry, she followed that passion and attended the Cordon Bleu culinary school, graduating at the top of her class. Following graduation, she worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Malibu treatment center, and then started her own catering company. Later, she joined the Whole Foods team, researching and developing recipes, launching healthy eating venues and catering events. Culturally eclectic cuisine is Barbara’s style, and she loves to use a diverse combination of flavor profiles. With experience in many techniques and an affinity for a variety of ingredients from around the world, Barbara’s creations range from vegan, vegetarian and other special diets to handcrafted charcuterie, cheese and preserves. Whether it’s staying true to the cultural integrity of a dish or mixing it up with fusion, she appreciates food that inspires creativity.

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