I was so excited to be moving into a dorm with a little kitchenette. I pictured myself cooking dinner most nights and baking up some treats every once in a while. First off the kitchenette is tiny, not a huge deal, but I also can barely figure out how to use anything. Second off, I didn't even think about not having pots and pans or just the basic ingredients you need to make anything. That being said, I was still determined to cook something.
Last Saturday, after a week of eating out for every meal, I decided it was finally time to cook. I decided to make Strawberry Salsa Shrimp Tacos, adapted from How Sweet It Is.
The meal was actually super simple and totally manageable to make in the baby kitchen. We did frozen shrimp, thawed and then roasted in the oven. The strawberry salsa consisted of strawberries, cilantro, red onion and lime juice, then topped with some avocado!
I bought foil to make a make shift roasting pan and got a $9 kitchen knife at whole foods to chop up the ingredients for the salsa. I made due and it actually turned out great! So if you ever are in limited cooking quarters, this is the meal to make! It was easy, summery, and won over all of the roommates!
Strawberry Salsa Shrimp Tacos
1 1b. bag of frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled and devained
salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic for roasting
8 yellow or white corn tortillas, warmed
For the salsa:
8 oz fresh strawberries, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste
First make your salsa so the flavors have time to marry together. Chop up all your ingredients, squeeze lime over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix together and keep in the fridge while the shrimp cooks.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place your shrimp on a roasting pan or cookie sheet in a single layer. Drizzle about 2 Tbsp. olive oil over the top and sprinkle with salt, pepper and chopped garlic. Toss them around then roast in the oven for 8 minutes.
Warm your tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then everything is ready! Let your guests put their tacos together as they please!