Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Recipe By : Heavenly Recipes

Shrimp tacos are the perfect weekend meal! Serve during happy hour with your favorite cocktail (see our watermelon pina coladas recipe for the perfect pairing) or as an appetizer to the main course and enjoy!


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Spicy Shrimp Tacos


For Spicy Shrimp:

20 Medium Shrimp,peeled,deveined

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1/2 tsp Cumin,ground

1/2 tsp Cayenne Red Pepper Powder

1 tsp Lime Juice

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

For Cabbage Cilantro Slaw:

1 Cup Cabbage,shredded

1/2 Cup Red Onion,thinly sliced

2 Tbsp Cilantro,chopped

a pinch salt

1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder

1 Tbsp Lime Juice

1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Honey

For Taco Sauce:

1 Tbsp Mayonnaise

1 Tbsp Honey Mustard

1 Tbsp Greek Yogurt/ Sour Cream

1 Tbsp Honey

1 Tbsp Hot Sauce

a pinch of Salt


4, 6 Inch Flour Tortillas/ Corn Tortilla

chopped cilantro for garnish

lemon wedges


    STEP - 1

    To make the taco sauce, mix together mayonnaise,honey,honey mustard,sour cream and hot sauce. Keep aside.

    STEP - 2

    Peel and devein shrimp,wash and dry them. Apply the shrimp taco marinade to the shrimp,rub well on the shrimp to marinate shrimp. Keep aside for 10 mins.

    STEP - 3

    To make the cabbage slaw,in a bowl,add shredded cabbage, cilantro, thinly sliced onion,black pepper powder,honey,red chili powder and lime juice,mix well.

    STEP - 4

    Heat skillet,add some oil to the skillet and the skillet get hot.

    STEP - 5

    Arrange shrimp in single layer on the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes,turn them to get even cooking.

    STEP - 6

    Once they turn pink and cooked well,keep aside.

    STEP - 7

    Heat the tortilla, add slaw to each tortilla,shrimp,taco sauce,cilantro chopped and serve immediately.

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