Tequila Battered Shrimp & Cauliflower Tacos with Yogurt Chipotle Crema and Chimichurri Sauce!

Tequila Battered Shrimp & Cauliflower Tacos with Yogurt Chipotle Crema and Chimichurri Sauce!

Tequila Battered Shrimp & Cauliflower Tacos with Yogurt Chipotle Crema and Chimichurri Sauce!

Updated: May 22, 2020

This delicious versatile vegetarian friendly tacos will have your guests changing their minds about veggies! The fun key to this recipe is the delicious tequila & club soda based batter that creates a flavorful & crispy, tempura like texture.. My spicy and tangy Chimichurri sauce & Greek yogurt Chipotle crema make the perfect marriage to our fried cauliflower & shrimps, while still keeping it light. NOTE: I feel that the fried cauliflower and shrimps where best paired with the sauces I have created. Scroll below for all the recipes

 

NOTE: You will need tortillas (flour or corn), queso fresco, fresh lime, jalapeños for garnishes

Tequila batter & fried cauliflower/shrimps

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup corn starch

  • 1/2 club soda

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 ounce silver tequila

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • Fresh cauliflower/ Shrimps tail-off

 

Cut Cauliflower florets small & remove tails from shrimps. Chop the shrimps down to smaller size depending on the size of the shrimp you choose.

In a mixing bowl & wire whisk, mix the flour, corn starch, and dry seasonings of your choice, but mine was cumin, oregano and paprika along with salt and pepper. Stir in half the club soda along with the tequila, then gradually add more club soda until the batter is pourable but not runny.

Dredge the cauliflower florets in the batter. Working in batches so you don’t crowd the pot, fry the florets until crispy and golden, 2 to 3 minutes.The same goes with the shrimps. Next transfer them to a plate and season immediately with a bit of salt.

ASSEMBLE YOUR TACO!

Quickly toast your tortilla of choice, corn or flour. Slather a spoon of Chipotle crema first, next add your protein or vegetable. Add Chimichurri sauce on top, and top your taco with queso fresco, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro/ green onion for garnish. A squeeze of lime and you are ready to enjoy your delicious taco!

 

FRESH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

IN A FOOD PROCESSOR COMBINE ALL ITEMS, ADJUST JALAPENOS FOR SPICE LEVEL

 

  • 3 sliced jalapeños

  • 1 lime juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro

  • 1 bunch fresh green onion

  • 1 bunch fresh italian parsley

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1Tbsp capers/drained

  • Salt/pepper taste

 

 

GREEK YOGURT AND CHIPOTLE CREMA

IN A FOOD PROCESSOR COMBINE ALL ITEMS, ADJUST SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

 

  • 1 cup greek yogurt

  • 1 chili pepper in chipotle sauce out of a can

  • 1 garlic clove

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