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Servings: 8

The Best Shrimp Taco Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
The best Shrimp Tacos Recipe
The best shrimp tacos on parchment paper
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  • 1 lb shrimp — (peeled)
  • 1 tsbp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper cut into tiny pieces
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lime juice to cabbage
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese — (Preferably cheddar. I used mozzarella in this case.)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • lime wedges
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves chopped


  1. Season shrimp with taco seasoning, lime juice, salt and olive oil.Cook in a pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Then remove prom heat and when it cools down a little mix in with mayonnaise.
  2. To make guacamole- mash avocado with fork, add onion, jalapeño pepper, lemon juice, salt and cilantro and mix together.
  3. Season cabbage with salt and lime juice.
  4. Warm tortillas in a skillet over medium to low heat. Cover with a clean towel until ready to use.
  5. To assemble the tacos: Put a spoonful of shrimp over each tortilla. Then add a spoon of guacamole. Add cabbage. Top with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes,sour cream, some cilantro leaves and drizzle with a few drops of lime juice.

Recipe Notes

To Prepare the Chipotle Mayonnaise: In a blender (food processor) combine the mayo, chipotle peppers, Adobo sauce, salt, pepper and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition Information

Calories: 317, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 1236mg, Potassium: 370mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A: 522%, Vitamin C: 22%, Calcium: 226%, Iron: 3%