Steelers game day grub: Shrimp tacos


The Steelers are back in action in prime time again this week only this time they’re on Monday Night Football. You’ll have to get through Thursday night and the whole weekend before you get your Steelers so you’re going to be starving.

Martavis Bryant returns from suspension this week and he’ll be hungry for some touchdowns. Hopefully the Steelers defense will get to feast on Philip Rivers, who is behind a shaky offensive line this season. The Steelers are still without Ben Roethlisberger but a whole week’s worth of practice with Mike Vick hopefully makes all the difference in the world. The Steelers also have their fourth kicker of the season (and hopefully the last) in Chris Boswell.

For the San Diego Chargers we’re thinking of Southern California and what sounds tasty and all California-y. Well Monday night is close to Tuesday, which means Taco Tuesday so how about we switch it up and make it a shrimp taco for this Southern California Monday Night Football feast?

You can make these at home or on your tailgate grill and it will change the way you think of tacos. It will make you think of putting shrimp in them and eating them, which is delicious. You can find bags of frozen shrimp already peeled and deveined at the grocery store and just thaw in the fridge the night before.

For your shrimp you will season before cooking with some chili powder, cumin and paprika. Sprinkle over all sides of the shrimp and also add some lime zest, because it’s zesty. Let the seasoning marinate for the shrimp for a little bit, max half hour. It won’t need long.

Shrimp is the fruit of the sea

Shrimp is the fruit of the sea; you can bake it, broil it, sauté it, or put them on skewers and grill them at your tailgate. Cook the shrimp till it is pink and firm. Warm up your tortillas in the microwave, oven or grill; whichever you want.

You can top your tacos however you like but I like a combination of coleslaw mix (just the cabbage and carrots already pre-shredded n’at for you) and some mango salsa. Mango salsa is easy to make, just combine some canned or fresh chopped mangos with salsa. Boom, mango salsa.

No taco is complete without cheese and for this taco it’s good to go with some queso fresco cheese, or I just call “crumbly cheese”. It’s crumbly and delicious. You can also top with some sour cream if you like, whatever your dairy tolerance allows.

There you have it, a little Southern California fare for the Steelers Monday Night football matchup against the San Diego Chargers.

Enjoy the game and the grub! Here we go Steelers! Here we go!

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