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Sun & Moonshine: Grilled Sweet Tea Shrimp Tacos

by evh on March 20, 2014

Grilled Sweet Tea Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Sweet Tea Shrimp Tacos ~ As a kid I remember the big sun tea craze. You would fill a large pourable container with fresh water, tea, and sometimes add in a few fruit slices or spices to the mix, then let it sit in the sun for most of the day. After that it was considered “done” and ready to pour over a tall glass of ice for sipping outside on a hot summer day. It was a whole process just to get the tea the way you wanted it and it seemed to be an effort but one that brought you to a place of relaxation.

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Moonshine Sweet Tea is brewed and bottled fresh and has already done all of the work for you. It’s a sweet tea that is concentrated and all that’s left to do is pour it in with some water over ice. One can be having a hectic day but there’s something about this tea that brings me back to those days of sunshine and sippin’ on the porch. Moonshine Sweet Tea graciously gave me a bottle recently to try out and play with for a few recipes and I made these Grilled Sweet Tea Shrimp Tacos. Grilled sweet tea soaked shrimp and set over an easy sweet tea cabbage slaw with fresh avocado, cilantro and grilled lemons gets me in the mood for some hot, lazy days that are not that far away here in Texas.

Grilled Sweet Tea Tacos

Grilled Sweet Tea Tacos

Grilled Sweet Tea Shrimp Tacos
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
7-11 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
7-11 minutes
Grilled Sweet Tea Shrimp Tacos
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
7-11 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
7-11 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound large gulf shrimp - peeled
  • 3+2 Tablespoons sweet tea concentrate
  • 1 medium lemon - sliced thinly into rounds
  • 1/2 medium red cabbage - sliced into long strips
  • 1 large avocado peeled and sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Servings: -6 servings
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Instructions
  1. Place shrimp into a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk together 3 Tablespoons sweet tea concentrate with vegetable oil & onion powder. Pour mixture over shrimp and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl add cabbage, cilantro, green onions, salt , pepper, 2 Tablespoons sweet tea concentrate, and olive oil. Toss together until well coated and set aside.
  3. Heat up grill to a medium high temperature. Toss the lemon slices in with the shrimp to coat all sides. Next either skewer the shrimp to grill or if large enough simply place directly onto the grill alongside the lemon slices. Grill for 4-6 minutes until pink and slightly charred then turn over to cook the other side for another 2-4 minutes until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Begin assembly, place a tortilla on a plate, top with cabbage slaw, a few avocado slices, 3-4 grilled shrimp and a lemon slice and serve. Continue assembly for each taco.
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