Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Ready, Set, Cook! Hidden Valley Contest Entry. This recipe is a combination of about 4 different dishes. It combines crunchy ranch fried shrimp, creamy chive ranch sauce, avocados and shallots all together on a taco shell made completely out of crispy provolone cheese. Wowza, this is a must try recipe.
- 1 ounce Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dips Mix
- 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons minced chives
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice and zest of
- 32 medium shrimp, shelled and deveined or 1 lb medium shrimp
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 3⁄4 cup breadcrumbs or 3⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 16 slices round provolone cheese (ultra thin slices)
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- 2 avocados, sliced lengthwise in 1/4 inch slices
- 1⁄4 cup minced shallot
- taco sauce, for serving (optional)
- In a bowl combine 1 tablespoon of dip mix, greek yogurt, minced chives, minced garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Dry shrimp with paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Combine the bread crumbs with the remaining dip mix. Put the beaten egg and bread crumbs mixture in separate bowls. Dip the shrimp in the egg, then dredge in the bread crumbs; transfer to a baking sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile lay 2 provolone cheese slices on a piece of parchment paper, overlapping by half. Microwave for approximately 55 seconds. They will look bubbly and browned when done. Remove from microwave and using the parchment paper fold up the cheese to form a flat bottom taco shell. Hold this shape for about 5 seconds, set aside, whipe any oil from parchment paper and continue forming 7 more shells using remaining cheese slices.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Fry shrimp in batches, until browned and crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to baking sheet. When all shrimp have been fried, transfer them to the oven and bake until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- To assemble your tacos. Place a little dip sauce on bottom of cheese shell. Arrange 4 shrimp, 1/8 of the avocado slices, some chopped shallots, drizzle with dip sauce and garnish with cilantro and optional taco sauce.
This dish was so easy to make, but tastes like something that you slaved over for hours. The provolone shells really make this recipe stand out from your typical tacos, and elevates the dish.