Living in Florida has many advantages… from the sunshine and warm winter months to the beautiful beaches and amazing theme parks. But, you can’t talk Florida without talking about delicious food! Florida is known for its fresh seafood and amazing beef just for starters. So, let’s start out our Positively Delicious series with a recipe for Florida Shrimp and Beef Tacos from the FWC

Florida Shrimp and Beef Tacos

  • 24 ounces Florida beef (tenderloin, sirloin or your favorite cut of beef), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 pound large Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on
  • 4 large Florida bell peppers (your favorite color), cut into 1-inch squares
  • 4 large onions, cut into 1-inch squares
  • 16 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 1 hour) or metal skewers
  • Cooking oil spray for grilling
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Skewer Marinade and Sauce

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Combine olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and lime juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Assemble skewers by alternating beef or shrimp, peppers, and onions. Do not put beef and shrimp on the same skewer since they have different cook times. Cover the skewers with half of the marinade. Reserve the remaining half for sauce. Lightly season the assembled skewers with salt and pepper.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place beef skewers on the grill; cook to desired temperature. When done, remove from grill and let rest for five minutes. While beef skewers are resting, place shrimp skewers on the grill; cook until the shrimp are just done.

To serve as tacos, remove meat and vegetables from skewers and place them into corn or flour tortillas. Serve with Florida avocado, shredded cheese, lettuce, and sauce.

Source FWC