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Express-ive Meals - Shrimp and Langostino Tacos

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Shrimp and Langostino Tacos

What You Will Need
1/2 pounds of large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ pound of langostinos
1 bag of shredded cheese blend
 (we used a pepper jack blend from Trader Joe's)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon of ancho chili powder (do not substitute)
2 tablespoons of your favorite green chili salsa, plus extra for garnish
2 teaspoons of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
Freshly-ground pepper (to taste)
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup of tomatoes, diced
1 can of organic black beans
1 can of organic pinto beans
1 can of organic kidney beans
Sour cream (as much as you like for garnish)
1 cup of shredded lettuce (optional)

Let’s Get Cooking
In a medium-sized pot, add the beans, and half of the ancho powder,
garlic salt, lemon pepper,cumin, and garlic.
Also add the green chili salsa.
Bring the beans to a boil, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer while you make the shellfish.
To a pan, add a few drizzles of olive oil and about
a tablespoon of butter.  Over medium-high heat, warm until the butter is melted,
then add the shrimp and langostinos.  After they start to turn pink,
add half of the spices listed above (ancho chili powder, cumin, garlic,
garlic salt, lemon pepper, and pepper (to taste).
If you like, you can add cilantro, Mexican oregano, or any other
herbs and spices you enjoy to the shrimp.
Cook the shellfish for about five minutes, until they just start to brown.

Warm tortillas
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Wrap a stack of tortillas in a damp dishtowel and place in an oven-proof pan.
Cover with a lid or a piece of aluminum foil wrapped tightly over the dish,
and heat the tortillas until they are warm.

Fill and Serve
Fill each tortilla with beans, shrimp and langostinos.
Sprinkle them with the desired amount of shredded cheese.
Garnish them with sour cream, tomatoes and salsa, and add shredded lettuce if desired.

Mix it Up
Don't be afraid to add what you like, or make substitutions and changes.
That is what great cooking is all about!
If you like something different in your taco, customize it to satisfy each member of your family,
and create an unforgettable family night!

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