Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Spiced Crema, Asian Pear & Apple Salsa and Cotija Cheese

Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Spiced Crema, Asian Pear & Apple Salsa and Cotija Cheese
Chef Joel Miller of "The Wallace" restaurant is whipping this mouth-watering Mexican dish that serves six.

Ingredients for Spiced Crema

  • 1 QT Orange Juice
  • 20 ea whole garlic
  • 1 tsp black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4tsp allspice
  • 2 ea serrano pepper
  • 2 bunches cilantro
  • 2 cups creme fraiche
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for Asian Pear & Apple Salsa

  • 1 Ea Asian Pear
  • 1 Ea Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Ea Jalapeno
  • 1 Ea Red Onion
  • 2 Ea Lime
  • 1 Bu Cilantro
  • 1 Tbs Pineapple Juice
  • Salt TT

Ingredients for Shrimp

  • 2 Cups Rock Shrimp

Ingredients for Shrimp Batter

  • 2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbs Sumac
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Cayanne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Kosher Salt
  • 2 Cups Lite Beer

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Directions for Spiced Crema

Reduce orange juice on low with garlic, black peppercorn, coriander and allspice until garlic is soft and orange juice becomes syrupy. Blend with creme fraiche, serrano, cilantro until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt to taste. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

Directions for Asian Pear & Apple Salsa

Small dice asian pear and granny smith apple, brunoise jalapeno and red onion and place in mixing bowl. Fine chop cilantro and add to bowl, as well as juice from limes and pineapple. Season with Salt. Let sit chilled.

Directions for Shrimp Batter

Combine all dry ingredients. Remove 1/4 cup and set aside. With rest of dry ingredients, whisk in 2 cups lite beer until fully incorporated and thin. Place shrimp in beer batter mixture, then place in bowl with dry ingredients and toss until lightly covered. Fry shrimp at 350 until golden brown. Season with salt out of the fryer.

Vallarta brand tortillas work best.

Cacique brand cotija cheese preferred.

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