Shrimp tacos are fantastic!

Our local HEB Supermarket has a very friendly guy in the seafood department who volunteered a suggestion on preparation that I thought was a little unconventional – frying the shrimp in bacon fat! I was going to use cooking oil or olive oil, but he assured me that all the local restaurants used bacon grease. I have no idea if that is correct, and various food blogs contain wildly different opinions about it; some contributors say it enhanced the flavor and others say it detracted from the shrimp flavor. I tried it, and thought it was great – but you have a choice here.

In the Rio Grande Valley we have easy access to Texas Gulf Shrimp – highly recommended over imported shrimp.

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