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Mediterranean Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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If you want to learn to paint, go to museums and study other artists. If you want to be a better speaker or writer, take classes or join groups and practice. And of course, if you want to be a better cook, then read cookbooks and blogs, and cook often. I hope I’m doing my part and providing you with quality recipes, tips and inspiration. Feel free to comment below or contact me and let me know other ways I can help.

This Mediterranean Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Yogurt Sauce recipe is another story. Looking in the fridge, I noticed a few key ingredients that fit into a theme; pita bread, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and feta cheese. In a moment of what I’d like to call brilliance, this recipe formed instantly. These aren’t your standard Mexican-style shrimp tacos, and instead have a Mediterranean flair. Don’t let the simple ingredient list fool you; these shrimp tacos have a fresh and bold flavor. These are super easy to make and a perfect addition to any weeknight meal menu.

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Food Science & Cooking Tips

I’m obsessed with other food blogs and my girlfriend and I are obsessed with cookbook magazines; you know, the ones you always see at the register. Secret tip: these are incredibly useful and provide tons of useful tips and recipe inspirations. This helps when I’m sometime short on recipe ideas, which can happen.

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Food Photography Tips:

I shot this in natural light at 1/125 sec, f/ 2.5, ISO 400.

Dishes filled with multiple ingredients, like tacos, burritos or casseroles are often difficult to photograph. The content often blends together and is at best unrecognizable, and at worst unappealing. I suggest carefully arranging some key ingredient on the outside or top so they stand out. I made sure in this photograph you could clearly recognize the shrimp, feta and olives. The overhead photograph of the separate ingredients with text overlay is a good way to visually clue in your audience of each ingredient, especially if it has a short ingredient list.

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Mediterranean Shrimp Tacos

Mediterranean Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Yogurt Sauce. Shrimp tacos with a Mediterranean flair; pita bread, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword easy mediterranean tacos, easy shrimp tacos, shrimp mediterranean tacos
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Calories 214kcal
Servings 8
Author: Matt Ivan
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Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-5 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tacos

  • 4 whole pita breads, halved (use gluten-free for dietary restrictions)
  • 8- ounces fresh or frozen, thawed shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup cup jarred artichoke hearts, water or oil-packed, chopped
  • ¾ cup kalamata olives, halved
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Combine yogurt, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in small bowl to make sauce.
  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Place pita halves on baking sheet or directly on oven rack. Heat 7-10 minutes, until warm.
  • Meanwhile, evenly sprinkle shrimp with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix to coat. Heat large pan or skillet over medium heat. Heat olive oil and add shrimp. Cook 5-7 minutes, rotating half way, until shrimp is cooked and opaque white. Remove and discard tails.
  • Open warmed pita halves and evenly fill with cooked shrimp, artichoke hearts, olives, and feta. Top with garlic yogurt sauce. Makes 8 halves.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 786mg34%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    1. Thanks Cherryl! Haha, that’s a good point. I scheduled it to go out in the morning. Will look into that. At least it was a healthy recipe to be thinking about 🙂

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