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Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde 
May 27, 2010 5:27 am 
Updated: May 28, 2010 7:11 am

Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa Verde

I've written before about our Wednesday night smile meals and our attempt to introduce our son to eating fish. We've had no success and have decided to not push as hard for fear of turning him totally off something we hope he will some day come to enjoy.

That said, Nancy and I plan to continue with our Wednesday night traditions. We recently had lunch at V. Picasso in Urbana and Nancy had the shrimp tacos. I got a taste and we both loved them so I tried to recreate them. I combined what I remembered with a recipe from

The chipotle coated shrimp paired incredibly well with the tangy salsa to create a wonderful, fresh flavor. I loved that it had none of the Americanized requirements of Mexican food--i.e. it wasn't fried and covered in cheese sauce. Two tacos worked out to only 268 calories with 6 grams of fat and 4 of fiber.

Let's eat!

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May 27, 2010 6:12 am
FTFF, what a great dad & mom you both are! Alot of kids have this natural distaste for fish and why that is is a mystery to me. I honestly believe it has to do with introducing it to kids later in life and I find more midwesterners (adults too) don't like anything but fish sticks from Gortons! Growing up where I did, it was a staple in our house. Introducing it in the form of fun kid food is a great idea, but a challenge to be sure! Have you tried traditional kid friendly fish like handmade Fish & Chips? Most likely if you're already at the fish taco stage, you have. Living in Iowa, do you have a nice assortment of fresh available? I'm not talking from Safeway, but from a fish market? Alaskan fishing boats do a good job of freezing fresh caught fish on board their trawlers and making it available at your grocers freezer. If you try introducing mild fish species to your kids, and preparing them in kid friendly styles.. you might have better luck. Shrimp is usually delicious on the BBQ and if your child is old enough, you might even enlist their help putting them on a skewer and grilling them. Shrimp is a good choice and often times a catalyst into trying other seafood types. Just some thoughts. Congrats on your incredible weight loss, btw. A fish diet is a great way to eat sensibly. Personally, I am a Pescavegetarian and eat nothing but fish, but I live in San Francisco where that is easy to do though. Good luck!
May 28, 2010 7:11 am
Thanks Chef! We have tried fish and chips, very limited success. We'll just keep at it.
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