So I’m back. I’ve recently relocated to the gorgeous east coast of Canada. That’s right, I’m going to be a Newfoundlander. With the impending doom of Hurricane Leslie approaching, I wanted to put out a recipe that was reminiscent of sunny days and gorgeous beaches. I decided to make some lovely shrimp tacos; a fresh and spicy flavouring to bring me back to the beach… in my mind. Here we go!


4 strips Maple Leaf Bacon

½ lb Shrimp

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Chili Pepper

½ tsp Cayenne Pepper

½ tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper

½ Avocado

½ Red Onion, thinly sliced

1 Tomato, chopped

1 Green Onion, sliced

1 tbsp Hellmann’s Mayo

1 Lime

1 cup Shredded Lettuce

Dempster’s Tortillas

Salt, pepper

Cilantro for topping


1. Grab your shrimp and give them a peel. You’ll notice I only used three shrimp. These were the biggest  shrimp I’ve ever seen. EVER!

2. Chop up your bacon nice and small and give it a good frying.

3. See! Fry it up! We’ve done this a bunch of times, don’t be scared!

While your bacon is frying, season your shrimp with the garlic powder through the ground cayenne. Don’t forget a little bit of salt and pepper. Be careful with the salt though, there will be bacon later! Also, give it a squeeze of half a lime. It will give it a nice zing!

Remove the bacon from the pan once it’s crispy, and add in your shrimps to the remaining bacon fat. Fry these bad boys on all sides for a few minutes until they’ve gone just pink. Shrimp have that wonderful thing where they turn pink when they’re done. It’s impossible to be fooled!

6. While your shrimp is frying, prep your toppings. Cut the remaining ½ lime into quarters, thinly slice your red and green onion, cube your avocado and chop your tomato. Whoops! I forgot to chop my tomato!

7. Top each tortilla with a little bit of shredded lettuce, a couple of your gorgeously fried shrimp, a squeeze of mayo, a couple diced tomatoes, some thin sliced red and green onion, a few leaves of cilantro, your bacon (of course) and an additional squeeze of lime. Grab a bite and sip on your margarita. Or Mojito. Whichever you prefer, just make it one of them.