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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

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  • Fish
  • Spicy
Cuisine:

Quick and fresh!

  • 15
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

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These Spicy Shrimp Tacos are marinaded in a special seasoning then grilled in under 10 minutes. 

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

So if you’re looking for a quick meal idea that can be on the table in no time. You just found it!

Sever them with either a creamy avocado sauce or siracha sauce. Absolutely delicious!

This recipe can feed roughly 2 people, so if it’s just the two of you dining tonight then there certainly are going to enjoy!

If your wanting to feed more people, simply MAKE more by doubling the ingredients!

WHAT IS IN SHRIMP TACOS

Shrimp that is marinated in a bunch of spices

Slaw that is made up of Cilantro, Cabbage and Red Onions

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

ARE SHRIMP TACOS HEALTHY

Yes, depending on the type you make of course. 

These shrimp tacos are seasoned with spices that are good for you. Shrimp is packed with lean protein and the slaw that i serve alongside is just simply made up of cabbage, red onions and cilantro. Then drizzled in an avocado, lime, mayo sauce.

ARE SHRIMP TACOS MEXICAN

Originally yes, however everyone makes them now.

But really, everything here in moderation is good for you.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

SPICY SHRIMP TACO SEASONING

  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Chili powder
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp of Smoky paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP TACOS

  • Start with fresh or frozen shrimp and make sure they are defrosted before you remove the shells. 
  • You can also substitute the shrimp for a white fish such as tilapia halibut or cod.
  • Then simply seasons the shrimp and marinade in the fridge prior for a minimum of 30 mins.
  • Add them to a hot pan and cook throughout, ruffly 5 minutes.
  • Make up your cabbage slaw and dressing
  • Heat up the tacos and place the slaw, shrimp then dressing overtop.
  • Enjoy!

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SHRIMP TACOS

  • Cabbage slaw with Sriracha Mayo ( recipe included in this recipe below)
  • Cabbage Pico De Gallo another favorite of mine.
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Cheese
  • Avocados
  • Cilantro 
  • Lime

If you decide to make “pico de gallo” just make sure you make it a few hours ahead of time. 

cabbage pico de gallo

WHAT IS AVOCADO MAYO

Avocado mayo, is just that. Avocadoes placed in a blender along with mayonnaise, lime juice and jalapeno peppers. You can either by the store bought variety or make it at home from scratch. Store Bought Variety! 

avocado lime sauce

HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO MAYO

FROM SCRATCH: INGREDIENTS 

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 large avocado 
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp diced Jalapeno pepper
  • Salt to taste

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

 

Check out my two favorite recipes for Pico De Gallo below you will serious love them! 

  1. Pico De Gallo this goes great with these tacos.
  2. Cabbage Pico De Gallo this also goes great with these tacos.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

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LOOKING FOR MORE TACO RECIPES?

Be sure to try these tasty recipes below!

Blackened Tilapia Fish Tacos

  1. Tilapia Fish Tacos
  2. Barbacoa beef recipe slow cooker
  3. Pulled Pork Carnitas (Mexican Tacos)
  4. Spicy Ground Turkey Tacos
  5. Quick Carnitas Recipe
Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Yield: 2
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipes in a hurry!

Ingredients

  • 12 large shrimp deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Chili powder
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp of Smoky paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp of seasoning salt
  • 4 tacos
  • 1/2 small green cabbage diced
  • 1 cup of cilantro
  • 1 red onion, sliced

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your deveined shrimp into a bowl.
  2. Add all your seasonings along with olive oil and allow it to marinate in your fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Toss the shrimp into a hot pan and saute for 5 mins or till cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare your slaw. By slicing the cabbage and onions and tossing in some chopped cilantro.
  5. Heat the tacos in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  6. Then add the slaw to the tacos, cooked shrimp and drizzle with some avocado mayo.
  7. Enjoy!

Avocado Mayo

  1. 1/2 cup mayo
  2. 1 large avocado 
  3. 1 tbsp of lime juice
  4. 1 tsp of garlic powder
  5. 1 tsp diced Jalapeno pepper
  6. Salt to taste
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 762Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 2270mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 10gSugar: 7gProtein: 29g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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Jacqueline

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