This weekend I got back from our annual week at the shore, itching to cook something in my own kitchen that wasn’t pizza, hamburgers or cheesesteaks — the trifecta of beach food for us.
I hit the grocery store after unpacking to restock the fridge and get some fresh food in the house. There happened to be shrimp on sale, which inspired me. Shrimp tacos sounded perfect, a light, easy meal.
To spice up the tacos I made a simple homemade peanut sauce using pantry ingredients I had on hand. The sauce came out perfect adding a tasty spiciness to the tacos. Of course I was the only one to actually use it on the tacos but that’s the great thing about a meal like this — everyone can add their own twist. The kids stuck with plain shrimp and the husband used one of the umpteen bottles of hot sauce he has in the fridge — he’s obsessed.
To make the peanut sauce…
- 1 tbsp (16g) natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce (more or less to taste)
- 2 pounds fresh shrimp
- 1 avocado
- 2 tacos