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Florida Shrimp and Beef Tacos

Florida Shrimp and Beef Tacos

Ingredients

Beef Skewers

  • 12 ounces Florida beef tenderloin, sirloin or your favorite cut of beef cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 small Florida bell peppers your favorite color, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 large onion cut into 1-inch squares
  • 4 bamboo skewers soaked in water for 1 hour or metal skewers
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil spray for grilling

Shrimp Skewers

  • 1/2 pound large Florida shrimp peeled and deveined with tail on
  • 2 small Florida bell peppers your favorite color, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 1 large onions cut into 1-inch squares
  • 4 bamboo skewers soaked in water for 1 hour or metal skewers
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil spray for grilling

Skewer Marinade and Sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 cup fresh cilantro
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Beef Skewers

  1. Make skewers by alternating the beef, peppers and onions. Make sure to put the same amount of beef, peppers and onions on each of the skewers.
  2. Lightly season the completed skewers with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Lightly spray the skewers with the cooking oil spray.
  4. Carefully add the beef skewers to the grill and cook to desired temperature.
  5. When the desired temperature or doneness has been reached, remove the cooked skewers from the grill.
  6. Let the food rest for 3 minutes before serving them warm.

Shrimp Skewers

  1. Make skewers by alternating the shrimp, peppers and onions. Make sure to put the same amount of shrimp, peppers and onions on each of the skewers.
  2. Lightly season the completed skewers with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Lightly spray the skewers with the cooking oil spray.
  5. Carefully add the shrimp skewers to the grill and cook until the shrimp are just done.

Skewer Marinade and Sauce

  1. Combine olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, cilantro and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Use half of the marinade on the raw skewers.
  3. Taste marinade and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper Use the reserved unused half of the marinade as a sauce.

Tacos

  1. To make the shrimp and beef skewers into Tacos, serve with fresh salsa, Florida avocado, shredded lettuce and warm tortillas.
  2. Remove the beef or shrimp from the skewers.