Baja Fried-Shrimp Tacos

Ready in 45 minutes



1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 chipotle in adobo; stemmed
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
Kosher; salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 small green cabbage; shredded (about 3 cups)
2 large carrots; shredded
Vegetable; oil
24 large shrimp; (about 1 1/4 pounds), shelled and deveined
2 cups panko; (Japanese bread crumbs)
12 corn tortillas; warmed
4 pickled jalape´┐Żos; thinly sliced
1/2 small red onion; thinly sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
2 1/2 ounces queso fresco or mild feta; crumbled ( 1/2 cup)
Lime; wedges

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



In a mini food processor, blend the mayonnaise with the chipotle and 1 tablespoon of the buttermilk. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate.

Heat a large skillet until very hot. Add the butter, cabbage and carrots and cook over high heat until the cabbage is browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl.

In a large saucepan, heat 2 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to 350?. In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the remaining 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Put the panko in another bowl. Coat each shrimp with the panko and fry in batches until golden, about 2 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.

Spoon some of the cabbage into the center of each tortilla and top with 2 fried shrimp. Drizzle with the chipotle mayonnaise and sprinkle with some of the pickled jalape?os, red onion, cilantro and queso fresco. Serve with lime wedges.

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