Saturday, June 8, 2013

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Yum Yum Sauce

Summer is here and for my family that means a relaxed schedule and easy weeknight meals.


Shrimp tacos have become our new favorite dinner.  This is a great summer meal, quick and easy to pull together and tastes great.

Spicy grilled shrimp, combined with fresh arugula, shredded cheese, dried cilantro and warm tortillas.  For the sauce we used Yum Yum or shrimp sauce typically served at Japanese steak houses.  The sauce goes great with just about anything, we enjoy it best on our tacos.
  

The sauce can be hard to find in most grocery stores, but is available to purchase online here.  Unfortunately it's much more expensive online.




With just a little effort, you can still enjoy a nourishing home-cooked meal and allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy those summer nights!

Ingredients 
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 
1 large clove garlic 
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 (8-ounce) bag of shredded Asiago Cheese
10 flour tortillas
1 (5-ounce) bag fresh arugula leaves
Yum Yum sauce
2 tablespoons cilantro


Directions 
Preheat grill for medium heat.  In a large bowl, crush the garlic with the salt.  Add in cayenne pepper and paprika, then stir in olive oil.  Toss shrimp in mixture until evenly coated.  Lightly oil pan for cooking.  Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.  Set aside.  To warm tortillas, place the tortillas in a dry (no oil) skillet over medium heat and cook them for about 30 seconds on each side.


To assemble tacos, spread desired amount of Yum Yum sauce over warm tortilla.  Place arugula leaves over sauce.  Sprinkle shredded Asiago cheese over arugula.  Add cooked shrimp and top with cilantro.  Serve and enjoy!

33 comments:

  1. I love shrimp, and this meal looks tasty and easy :)

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  2. Yum! They look delicious. Wonder if the farmer's market carries that sauce. They tend to have hard to find items. We were down that way earlier today.

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  3. I'm drooling Brandy, this sounds delicious and looks pretty too. I'm going to have try yum yum sauce.

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  4. There you go making a mouth watering meal that not only looks outstanding to where I could eat the monitor and I bet the taste left you wanting more. I do adore shrimp and we just purchased some and I have whole grain soft shells so this will sure be on the memu this coming week.

    Did you get the shrimp from the farmers market? I have always loved their seafood. I will miss not going there but it would be a 68 mile round trip now from our new place and not to mention the hour or more just to get there due to the traffic on 124 to 78...

    I think I will break down and drive it soon, I will give you a shout to see if you want to meet up.

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  5. I love eating shrimp, squid and octopus. These recipes are excellent tips.

    Hugs

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  6. These look delicious! My son loves shrimp tacos, so I'll have to try these! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

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  7. This does sound good!

    Yum Yum sauce is incredibly easy to make with ingredients most likely found in kitchens all over the United States. Google Yum Yum Sauce recipes and you'll find the most common ones include mayo, tomato paste, butter, garlic powder, sugar, paprika and cayenne pepper. Sounds like it would take minutes to make, and be much less expensive than buying it already prepared.

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  8. This recipe looks delicious !!

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  9. Brandi, that looks WONDERFUL! And your pictures are gorgeous! I had to chuckle though...around here, an "easy weeknight meal" would be takeout! ha ha....I would love to come and eat at your house for a week! :) I'm giving this one a try for sure. Just have to go find some of that sauce. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Debbie

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  10. Thia looks absolutely delicious - can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing (saw it on Sew Darn Crafty)!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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  11. Not only does this look delicious you also have the dinnerware items to make it look authentic....ugggh I can't compete lol

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  12. This does look very easy and delicious, Brandi! And healthy, too! xo

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  13. My tummy is growling now Brandi! Especially since I haven't had breakfast yet! It all looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Monday lovely!

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  14. Hi Brandi, This looks yummy! I am pinning the recipe for dinner this week.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  15. Mmmm! Those look delicious. We make fish tacos quite a bit during the summer after we catch fresh fish. So easy to make and so yummy!

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  16. I LOVE shrimp and this plate does look very yummy! :-)

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  17. Oh my, this looks delicious! It's definitely gonna be a hit at our house. Thank you for the recipe!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Brandi! We had chicken and beef tacos for my sister's Bday last week bc my mother and sister wanted 2 diff things. Next time I'll ask for shrimp ;) This looks so yummy!

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  19. I was just wondering what to make for dinner and I have shrimp and arugula. Hmmm, might have to try this out because it looks so delicious! YUMMY

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  20. This looks delicious. I went shopping to 3 different stores up here in Michigan and could not find this bottled sauce. When I stopped into Whole Foods, the man that helped me with trying to find this said that he was a chef prior to working at the store and told me to google the recipe. There are many on the internet and and I am trying it today. You probably have most of the ingredients as staples in your pantry. But, thanks again for posting this. I have not heard of the sauce and you introduced me to another flavor?sauce.

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  21. Oh wow I only wish that was for dinner tonight. Yum!

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  22. Brandi, This is a keeper recipe! Oh, yummy! I'm making this at ON THE MENU!!!! Thanks for the culinary inspiration!

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  23. Hi Brandi, I stopped by again to let you know I made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious and everyone loved it! Thanks again for sharing the recipe.
    :)
    Sherry

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  24. Whaaaaat!??? These look amazing! Pinning to my must make list. Yums!

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  25. Your blog is looking great... I love it. I got to get back in the "groove" of things. Time got away from me. I have a question if you can email me. laurisa.clay@yahoo.com

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  26. I am a seafood lover, and meal is making me drool :).

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  27. Your tacos look awesome!!!! The shrimp looks delicious!!!

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  28. Sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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  29. i love shrimp to begin with brandi, plus that looks delish!

    thanks for sharing the recipe & how to..huggies♥
    rea

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  30. yummy!! I just posted a shrimp taco recipe this week as well, funny. I love how you used asiago cheese, though. Looks amazing!

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  31. yum!!! these look amazing and fish tacos are my favorites <3

    Xo Courtney Q || ColorMeCourtney.com

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