I’ve mentioned on this blog that I have done cooking lessons for my sister and her friends. I love entertaining, cooking and teaching others. It is fun to just cook together with others. My sister is gone to Japan but Taylor and I have kept in touch via facebook. She asked if I could give her a lesson minus Anna and I said why not! (I told Anna that she is more than welcome to hang out with any of my friends and she laughed 🙂 ).
So we decided to make shrimp tacos with a cole slaw made with a light vinaigrette. The shrimp was fresh from Harmons and rubbed with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and paprika. Then they were cooked in a cast iron skillet with a little bit of lime juice to deglaze. The cole slaw was made with purple cabbage, cilantro, red bell pepper, radishes, with a vinaigrette of champagne vinegar, agave, lime juice, olive oil.
The taco was made with corn tortillas, and then topped with cole slaw and cotija cheese (new to me, yum!) and avocado. The shrimp was spicy so you didn’t need a lot of other flavors in the toppings. It was very fresh, light and flavorful.
If anyone wants to do other cooking lessons let me know. I love exploring different cultures (our last cooking lesson was Chinese food. Yum!). As any teacher will attest you learn more from the preparation and teaching than your students ever do. My kitchen is really small but we make it work.
5 thoughts on “Cooking Lesson: Shrimp Tacos”
Cotija cheese? Sounds a little like ‘cottage cheese’… are they similar?
No it’s more like feta in texture. Milder than feta but it crumbles like feta. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotija_cheese.
I always like trying new things from different cultures when I make a meal.
Oh, me too, for sure!
Looks like you are adventurous with jellyfish and cabbage! I think the cooking lessons are fun because you cook together. I need to remember that because I think it is more fun than having everything ready.
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For Cinco de Mayo reposting this old post from one of my fabled cooking lessons. Enjoy some tacos!