Smoked Shrimp Tacos and Smoked Chicken Tacos

Marinade for Shrimp:
About a pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Olive oil, cumin, chipotle powder, garlic powder, coriander powder.
Dust all ingredients on shrimp and toss the shrimp with Olive oil to coat... set aside.

Marinade for chicken:
2 - 4 chicken breasts.
(Note: If they are large, flay each breast to make thinner pieces of meat so the coating will be on a greater surface area)
Olive oil, cumin, chipotle powder, Fresh Ground black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, coriander powder, and red wine vinegar.

Dust all ingredients on chicken and toss with Olive oil to coat... set aside.

Over medium heat, Grill/smoke the chicken with mesquite wood. Add the shrimp when the Chicken is almost done, directly over the coals for about 2 minutes per side or until pink.

Cilantro Lime Crema
(goes well with the Shrimp tacos)
I started with Crema Mexicana from the store, and added a bit of sour cream (3 tbs), about 1/4 C fresh cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and a clove of garlic. Put it in the food processor till smooth and set aside to blend flavors.

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa:
(Goes well with both the Shrimp and the chicken)
1/2 small onion, quartered
1/2 jalapeno, quartered, seeds optional
1 garlic clove, smashed
2 medium tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
1 Hass avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

Add all of the above to a food processor and blend to desired consistency... I made mine smooth.

Mix one can refried beans with 1 can "Ranch Style" Pinto beans with Jalapeno peppers

Garnish all with grated Cotija cheese, fresh chopped cilantro, Chopped tomatoes... etc.

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