Those quick Facebook/YouTube food videos – Shrimp Cups

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So, you know those quick video recipes we sometimes see on Facebook and YouTube. They make it seem like you can make the recipe in no time at all.

They’re always so appealing for a family like ours because we’re so busy but the food usually looks good. If you’re busy like us, you might have been tempted to try them too but maybe you’ve hesitated because it looks to easy. That saying plays around in your mind when as you watch the video: If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.

Yeah, we have the same reaction. However, we were daring enough to actually try one of those crazy recipes. We thought we’d share the recipe and the alterations we made to it.

Firstly, here’s a link to the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyEVI_5FU0Y

I’ve also included the recipe at the bottom of the page. I want to state very clearly that the recipe is not ours. We simply watched the video and tried the recipe.

One change to the recipe we made was substituting half of the shrimp out for chicken because not everyone in our household likes shrimp. We cut the chicken into bite size pieces, which didn’t take as long as preparing the shrimp, which I’ll get into next.

Preparation: this recipe took longer than the video suggested for a couple of different reasons. First, shrimp takes quite a bit of time to prepare. Just taking the tails off took quite a long time. Second, there were several vegetables to cut up and that also took a bit of time.

Preparation time took about 45 minutes. The video was little over a minute. So if you’re looking to make something in under 30 minutes or less, this is not a good choice.

Easy to Hard: I would say the recipe was easy to make, including the edible cups. The vegetables were raw, so very few things needed to be cooks.

It was a fun food and surprisingly filling even as a dinner choice. It was also a healthy choice with lots of vegetables and lean meats. Also, there are a lot of ways to alter this recipe to make it even healthier or cater to a certain diet.

Shrimp Cups With Chunky Avocado Salsa

Ingredients 
Cups
6 flour tortillas
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Shrimp
1/2 pound (450 grams) shrimp and ½ pound chicken
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lime juice

Avocado Salsa
2 avocados, diced
1 large tomato, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
¼ cup jalapeno, diced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Preparation 
1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/190˚C.
2. Butter each side of the tortillas and cut into even quarters, making 24 pieces.
3. Place one piece in each cup of a muffin tin and push down so it creates a cup shape. (Make 2 batches or use 2 muffin tins to make the full amount of cups).
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until crisp.
5. In a bowl, mix together shrimp, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, garlic, and lime juice.
6. Cook over medium high heat for 8 minutes, flipping halfway. Set aside.
7. In another bowl, combine diced avocado, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Stir gently.
8. Assemble the cups by placing a spoonful of the avocado salsa in the toasted cup. Place a piece of shrimp on top, followed by a dollop of sour cream.

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