Firecracker Shrimp Taquitos

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Spicy jumbo shrimp are wrapped in a tortilla triangle with a tail 'handle,' then deep fried for these delicious appetizer bites.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 Mission® Small/Fajita Super Soft Flour Tortillas, cut into 4 equal pieces

  • 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails intact

  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • Toothpicks as needed

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk well to combine. Add shrimp to bowl and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Lay the tortilla triangles onto a work surface. Place a shrimp on top of each with the tail extended from the tip of the triangle. Roll up tightly. The tail will stick out from the tortilla. Secure with a toothpick. Store in the refrigerator until ready to fry.

  3. Heat the oil in a medium size saucepan over high heat. When the temperature reads 350 degrees F on a thermometer it is ready to use. Maintain the temperature by adjusting the heat up or down when necessary.

  4. Using tongs and working in small batches, carefully place the shrimp in the hot oil. Fry until tortilla is a deep golden brown and the tail of the shrimp curls, about 2 minutes. Remove the toothpick from each and serve with peanut sauce or Thai chili sauce.

Cook's Notes:

Hints: A table top deep fryer could also be used to fry the Taquitos.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
22g Fat
19g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 227mg 76%
Sodium 1601mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.