Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos | Looking for an easy, fast, delicious and nutritious meal? Shrimp Tacos are a take-off of the traditional beef taco, with less fat and fewer calories.
Shrimp Tacos

These Shrimp Tacos are my go to supper when I don’t feel like cooking.

They are quick and easy to make, taste delicious and have fewer calories than traditional beef tacos.

They’re also great to serve at parties since you can put out the supplies and have people make their own!

I like to dress them up with diced tomatoes or salsa and guacamole. Skip the cheese if you’re trying to keep the calories down.

Ingredients

Shrimp Taco Ingredients | Shrimp Tacos
Shrimp Taco Ingredients

Don’t let the number of ingredients scare you! They’re really not that hard to make.

Here’s the shopping list for this shrimp tacos recipe:

  • uncooked shrimp – I like to use the small sized ones (40 to 50 per pound) since they fit in the taco shells better than the larger ones. Also, buying them already peeled makes for less work
  • taco shells
  • broccoli slaw
  • dried spices – cumin, salt, pepper
  • fresh spices – cilantro, garlic
  • hot sauce – I like to use Tabasco or Frank’s Red Hot, but any hot sauce you like will work
  • limes
  • oil – Any kind of vegetable oil or olive oil is fine

Utensils and Supplies

To make this recipe you’ll need the following supplies:

  • wok or large frying pan
  • measuring spoons
  • juicer

How To Make Shrimp Tacos

If your shrimp still have the shells on them, peel them before continuing.

Heat up the oil in your wok or frying pan.

Cook the shrimp | Shrimp Tacos
Cook the shrimp

Cook the shrimp with the dry spices and garlic until the shrimp has turned pink, stirring constantly.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the wok | Shrimp Tacos
Add the rest of the ingredients to the wok

Then add the rest of the ingredients (except the taco shells) to the wok.

Mix everything together and cook until warmed | Shrimp Tacos
Cook everything until warmed

Cook for another couple of minutes until everything is warm, again stirring constantly.

Serve shrimp tacos with your favorite toppings | Shrimp Tacos

Fill the taco shells with the shrimp mixture and add your favorite toppings.

Fill taco shells with shrimp mixture

Shrimp Tacos

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
These Shrimp Tacos are my go to supper when I don’t feel like cooking. They are quick and easy to make, taste delicious and have fewer calories than traditional beef tacos.  I like to dress them up with diced tomatoes or salsa and guacamole.*

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound / 454 grams uncooked shrimp (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp.each salt and pepper
  • 1 pkg. of broccoli slaw 500 ml
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp. hot sauce
  • 8 hard taco shells

Instructions

  • Peel the shrimp (if they have shells)
  • Heat oil in a large wok until almost smoking.
  • Add shrimp, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Toss until shrimp turn pink, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the broccoli slaw, cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce.
  • Cook another 2 minutes, until warmed.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Fill taco shells with the shrimp/slaw mixture.
  • Serve shrimp tacos with your favorite toppings

Notes

1 | These are also really easy to serve for a crowd. Make up a big batch of the shrimp mixture and put out on the buffet table with the shells and toppings.  Then let your guests put their own tacos together.
2 | Quick Guacamole If you don't have guacamole on hand, try this quick substitute: Mash an avocado.  Mix with an equal amount of plain yogurt or sour cream until smooth.
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