Blackened Shrimp Street Taco with Red Snapper Ceviche

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Taco Mix:

12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon Blackening Spice, recipe follows

1/4 cup vegetable oil 

1 cup shredded red cabbage

6 radishes, sliced 

1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 

1 lime, juiced



2 cups frozen green peas, thawed

2 limes, juiced 

1/2 red onion, diced 

1/2 red bell pepper, diced 

1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 

1 tablespoon Sriracha

1 teaspoon cumin 

Salt and black pepper 

Red Snapper Ceviche:

8 ounces skinless red snapper fillet, diced

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons, chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoon minced jalapeno

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tomato, diced


8 corn tortillas, for serving

3 limes, cut into wedges, for serving

Blackening Spice:

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon cumin 

1 teaspoon smoked paprika 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1 teaspoon black pepper 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon dried thyme 


  1. For the red snapper ceviche: In a bowl, mix together the snapper, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic and tomato. Season with salt. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. For the taco mix: Sprinkle the shrimp with the Blackening Spice. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and sear for 2 minutes on each side. Let stand.
  3. In a bowl, combine the cabbage, radishes, cilantro, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Toss well and set aside.
  4. For the "mock"-amole: Puree the peas in a food processor. Add the lime juice, red onions, red peppers, cilantro, Sriracha and cumin; pulse until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. To assemble: Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet until soft. Stack two tortillas on each serving plate, spread with "mock"-amole and top with shrimp and cabbage slaw. Serve the ceviche on the side. Garnish with lime wedges.

Blackening Spice:

Yield: 1/2 cup
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Store in an airtight container.