You’ll love this shrimp taco recipe because it’s made in a slow cooker. Crock Pot tacos require SO little prep! Slow cooking the shrimp with fire roasted tomatoes (and other vegetables) produces delicious flavor and preserves nutrients! A healthy make ahead dinner for busy weeknights, meal prep, or entertaining! Paleo option included.
Shrimp Taco recipe – new and improved!
I want to let you know, this Fire Roasted Tomato Crock Pot Shrimp Taco recipe was originally published in Summer 2015. I retested the recipe, rephotographed, updated content for you today. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for following Cotter Crunch Y’all!.
There are certain weeks were all my blog posts have a mutual “theme.” I’m pretty the last few weeks have been all about reviving my oldie but goodie recipes. Like this salad and this cake! Then there are weeks where I totally post recipes via instant inspiration. Remember my almond butter cups and plantain breakfast Lasagna? Ya, those food posts were on accident, happy accidents. And I think this week is going to be another themed by accident week. Which I am sure you don’t mind, right?
What’s this week’s theme? Well… three words. Easy LIGHT meals! But this recipe for crock pot shrimp tacos is also an oldie but goodie recipe that just got an upgrade. YEA buddy!
So maybe the theme is more… Upgraded Gluten Free Easy Light Meals. That sounds more like it. Yes, I like that. You’ll see what I mean when I post the other recipe this week. Okay but really, whatever title I call it, it has the same connotation. And just because the weather is warmer, eating gluten free (and healthy) shouldn’t be making you more busy. Hence the help with the crock pot. Ya know?
So let’s talk about this theme and my love for the spring and summer crock pot recipes.
Is cooking in a crock pot healthy?
If I could have it my way, I would act like Oprah and buy everyone a crock pot (or slow cooker). Because the crock pot is AMMMMMMAZING! Slow cooking food makes it more flavorful without much effort!
You can pack it full of nutrients and flavors with just your favorite meat/vegetable of choice. Then hours later, VOILA! You’re a whiz in the kitchen! Yep, slow cooking even works with seafood. Ahem… may I present the most flavorful juicy shrimp tacos EVAH!
But what I think is most VALUABLE about the crock pot is that it keeps more NUTRIENTS in your food versus cooking it out. What does mean by this?
You see, since the crock pot is sealed and covered on low heat for hours, there is less light and heat exposure and toxins consumed compared to when you grill, fry or broil meats/cheeses. But even the little bit of nutrients cooked out can still be added back in.
You see, if you are able to eat and use all of the ingredients (stewing liquid and all) in the meal, than you’d actually be getting some amount of the nutrients that were lost from the meat/vegetable back in! Haha, does that make sense? Either way, slow cooking can save us time, energy, but preserve nutrients.
Which leads me to this meal. Crock pot Fire Roasted Shrimp TACOS recipe! Yep, I used ALL of it, juices and all. That means I am one nutrient-rich woman right now! Haha!
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT TACOS
But really, using the juices from the tomatoes is key for spice and flavor! A flavor that you can switch up. Meaning, instead of tacos, you can serve it over rice, potatoes, pasta, etc. You see what I am saying here?
Personally though, I like to add a little extra kick to my shrimp taco recipe. Hey, we live in Texas, spicy food and tacos are like daily consumption.
Taco Tuesday should be practiced daily, so go ahead, bust out the crock pot, preserve those nutrients, and celebrate with a little fire roasted tomato and shrimp!
Favorite Spring or Summer crock pot recipe?
Ever tried making a shrimp taco recipe in a crock pot?