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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chorizo and Shrimp Wraps

I am so proud of this dish.  Why am I so proud, you ask?  Because this is the first dish that Chris and I created together.  (aaawwwwwhhhh!!!)  I know I tell you all the time that when I ask Chris what he wants for dinner, I very rarely get suggestions.  BUT, I caught him early in the morning, before he had eaten anything at all and this was the meal that we came up with.  It was great to actually sit there and bounce some ideas off of each other and to have him actually participate instead of just "yea, that sounds good".  So thank you Chris :)

Simple and versatile, this dish can be made with all sorts of varieties of fillings.  You can add beans, you can add chicken, you can leave out the rice, you can use regular sour cream and make your own guacamole.  The idea is that your tortilla is a canvas and you can paint whatever you want on it.  Both Chris and I wanted something with chorizo again, so that is why we came up with this idea.  You could use ground beef with some taco seasonings too...that would be a very good substitute if you don't like chorizo.   Get the whole family involved in this's even easy enough for a week night meal.

Chorizo and Shrimp Wraps
Created by Jenn and Chris
Printable Recipe 
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 3/4 cup chicken broth or water
1 Tablespoon Crema Mexicana
2 teaspoons Sriracha
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 lbs ground chorizo
15 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Queso Fresco cheese
1/2 avocado, chopped
1 roma tomato, chopped
small or medium sized flour tortillas

In a medium saucepan, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Add the rice and cover.  Simmer for 15 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed, and remove from heat.  Let sit for 5 minutes and then fluff with fork.

In a small bowl mix together the Crema Mexicana and Sriracha; set aside.

In a large skillet, add the chorizo and cook over medium high heat for 6 minutes.  Drain any access grease.  Add the jalapeno and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the yellow pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add the shrimp and cook until shrimp turn pink and are heated all the way through.

Warm the tortillas if you desire, then top with rice, then the chorizo/shrimp mixture.  Drizzle some sriracha crema over top, crumble some queso fresco, top with chopped tomatoes and avocado.......and Enjoy!


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Big Dude said...

Men seem more willing to participate when hungry. It looks delicious and creative.

StephenC said...

Aaaaawwwwwwhhhh!!!! I think you've made a major breakthrough here. And you two also came up with a top drawer product. Congrats.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Isn't it fun cooking with your man! Not lying...I just picked up chorizo and a bag of frozen uncooked shrimp yesterday with a similar dish in mind! Love this!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Hooray for group participation! Looks like you created something yummy for sure :) The srirracha crema sounds out of this world good! You're making me want shrimp tacos :)

Pam said...

This one is calling my name... love all the ingredients in this wrap.

Mary said...

You two make a great pair. I'd sure rather spend time with you than with the Neelys. I really like this recipe. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

JR/Mike said...

I love wraps! Easy, healthy and delicious. Good combination of fillings especially the avocado with it's creaminess. Seems like it would be an explosion of great flavors on the taste buds!

Michael Toa said...

I also must say... awww...
This wraps look so easy and delicious. There are chorizo and shrimps in it.. duh!

Yenta Mary said...

Awwwwww ... that IS a sweet story! And a fabulous looking dinner!!!

Katie said...

This looks wonderful! I'm a sucker for wraps.

Katrina (Betty Ray) said...

Awwww, I love a sentimental recipe. :) Wraps are awesome. I don't do them often enough. This recipe will help with that.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Double Yum!!!! This is a winner! And a cute story to boot!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Chris said...

How cool that ya'll created it together, fun isn't it? Chorizo and shrimp, yes please!