Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa

These shrimp tacos with apple pomegranate salsa are the perfect balance of sweet and heat. The shrimp are sauteed in cajun seasoning and topped with a delicious salsa made from apples, pomegranates, red onion, cilantro and lime. You’ll love these super easy and crazy delicious tacos. 

These shrimp tacos with apple pomegranate salsa are the perfect balance of sweet and heat. The shrimp are sauteed in cajun seasoning and topped with a delicious salsa made from apples, pomegranates, red onion, cilantro and lime. You'll love these super easy and crazy delicious tacos.

This post is sponsored by Princess Cruise Line. As always all opinions are my own.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that about a month ago I went on a cruise to Mexico. I partnered up again with Princess Cruise Line and this is the first post (of six!) where I’m going to be talking about my trip and all the deliciousness I had while in Mexico. Now, I realize you’re probably thinking to yourself “ummmmmm why is she posting tacos if she wants to talk about a cruise?” Well, it’s because I literally ate my weight in tacos while in Mexico. Literally. Every. Single. Stop. we went too we got tacos. Some of them were smothered in beans and sauce and others were literally eaten while running to make sure I got back on the cruise in time.

#reallife

These shrimp tacos with apple pomegranate salsa are the perfect balance of sweet and heat. The shrimp are sauteed in cajun seasoning and topped with a delicious salsa made from apples, pomegranates, red onion, cilantro and lime. You'll love these super easy and crazy delicious tacos.

While we were in Mazatlan I learned they are very well known for their shrimp so it was a no-brainer that I would be making shrimp tacos the second I got home. PLUS I wanted to make sure that these tacos worked perfectly for winter so that is where this delicious apple pomegranate salsa comes into play. I actually found myself shoveling the salsa into my mouth after I ate WAY TOO MANY tacos. I was supposed to share the tacos with my husband but I made these in the middle of the day so they had to be eaten. You get it. Wouldn’t want to waste delicious seafood – especially shrimp!

I also think these tacos would be pretty awesome for a totally non-traditional Christmas dinner. That pop of red from the pomegranate is totally Christmas.

These shrimp tacos with apple pomegranate salsa are the perfect balance of sweet and heat. The shrimp are sauteed in cajun seasoning and topped with a delicious salsa made from apples, pomegranates, red onion, cilantro and lime. You'll love these super easy and crazy delicious tacos.

Eating these tacos totally made me want to go back to Mexico too. It was sorta sad to say goodbye to the Ruby Princess but I have BIG plans to go back soon. PLUS I need more Mexican tacos in my life.You get it.

You get it.

{Looking for more delicious taco recipes? Try my egg white tacos, chipotle shrimp tacos, ginger beer pulled pork tacos, pork chile verde or my chipotle apple butter carnitas.}

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Shrimp Tacos with Apple Pomegranate Salsa

These shrimp tacos with apple pomegranate salsa are the perfect balance of sweet and heat. The shrimp are sauteed in cajun seasoning and topped with a delicious salsa made from apples, pomegranates, red onion, cilantro and lime. You'll love these super easy and crazy delicious tacos.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds medium-sized shrimp, cleaned and shelled
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 limes, juiced, divided
  • 2 apples, cored and small diced
  • 1 small red onion, small diced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Small corn tortillas, toasted
  • Cotija cheese, for topping

Directions:

In a bowl add shrimp and toss with Cajun seasoning.

In a 12-inch skillet set over medium high heat add butter. Once hot add in the shrimp and half way through cooking add in the juice of 1 lime. Continue cooking until all the shrimp are pink. Set aside.

While the shrimp cook (or earlier in the day) start making the slaw.

In a bowl combine apples, red onion, pomegranate arils, cilantro, lime juice, kosher salt and black pepper. Stir to combine.

To make tacos add 4-5 shrimp per taco onto toasted corn tortilla. Top with desired amount of salsa and cotija cheese.

17 Responses to “Upside-Down Butterscotch Apple Sour Cream Cake”

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    Veronica — October 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I saw your status update on facebook about that and Twitter too. So you still have to get another one done? Yikes, I don’t envy you at all! Did you see what I said about my second root canal? The orthodontist totally squirted bleach in my eye and my eyelid got all puffy and old-mannish for the rest of the day. So hopefully you had none of that. 🙂

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    Joanne — October 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Oh babe root canals are the WORST! My dad had one a few years ago and he was a misery to be around at the time. A serious. Misery.

    So I forgive you. Especially because you apologized with such a gorgeous cake. Mmm. Butterscotch.

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    Cakelaw — October 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    This looks fabulous Brandy – and sour cream cakes are always so moist and tangy.

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    Faith — October 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Oh no, I hope you’re feeling better! The cake looks fantastic…lol, I probably would use my cast iron for it too! 😉

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    Keeley — October 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Yikes! Sorry to hear about your tooth problems!

    This looks yummy. I bookmarked it some weekend in the near future.

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    Heavenly Housewife — October 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Oh no, a root canal :(, how horrid. I hope this yummy cake makes the pain go away 😉
    *kisses* HH

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    Dana - Food for Thought — October 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Ohh no, I hope you’re feeling better!! At least you have such a yummy cake to lift your spirits!!!

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    Blond Duck — October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I hope you feel better! 🙁

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    Debbie — October 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You poor thing….I have had a root canal and decided from now on no more for me…I will have the tooth pulled!!! The cake looks tasty and hope you are on the mend soon!!!

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    Joyti — October 22, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Hmm, that looks delicious. I love butterscotch, and its been waaaay too long since I’ve had any.
    Good luck with root canals…

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    grace — October 22, 2010 at 3:39 am

    apples and butterscotch–what a masterful and divine combination! this is a gorgeous and remarkably elegant cake, brandy!

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    Donna — October 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    That looks so delicious…
    I feel bad for you.. whenever I have tooth issues/dentist issues, I always take some shots of jack.. jack daniels.. it will help:)

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    jenn — October 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Boo for root canals! But YAY for cakes. Take it easy.

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    Emily @Cleanliness — October 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    This is perfection! Thanks so much for submitting this to my challenge!

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    Reeni — October 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hope your feeling better! Love this! Butterscotch apples sound crazy good!

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    Emily @Cleanliness — October 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my gah…

    Send some to me, already, woman!

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    mangocheeks — November 8, 2010 at 2:51 am

    This looks so delightfully yummy.

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