While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!

While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are my latest dinner obsession.

Hard shell tacos with ground meat, limp lettuce, and sour cream? Meh, not my buzz.

Juicy shrimp, crunchy cilantro lime slaw, crumbled cheese, sweet & spicy sriracha mayo, all on a soft tortilla? Now that’s what I’m talking about!

This recipe packed with flavour, texture and nutrition. Don’t be intimidated by the long ingredient list, it’s actually quite simple to make and can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or less.

Enjoy!

While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!

Ingredients for Spicy Shrimp Tacos:

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos Ingredients:

  • Peeled & deveined frozen shrimp
  • Oil for cooking
  • Fresh garlic
  • Chilli powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chipotle powder
  • Cole slaw mix
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Cojita/feta cheese
  • Avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Flour tortillas

How to Make Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw:

Step 1: Defrost the shrimp

Defrost the frozen shrimp according to package directions. Note: Most recommend defrosting the shrimp overnight in the refrigerator, so don’t forget to take it out of the freezer the night before!

Step 2: Prep the topping ingredients

In this recipe, the prep will take up most of your time. Measure out your spices into a dish, chop cilantro, dice the avocado, red onion and tomatoes, and crumble the cojita/feta cheese. This will make it easy to assemble your tacos once the shrimp is cooked.

Step 3: Mix the Cilantro Lime Slaw

In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix, chopped cilantro (saving a few leaves for garnish), lime juice, salt and pepper until well combined. Set aside.

Step 4: Make the Sriracha Mayo

In a separate small bowl, whisk together plain greek yogurt, mayonnaise, sriracha, maple syrup and lime juice until combined. Set aside.

Step 5: Cook the Shrimp

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until it starts turning pink. Add garlic, chilli powder, cumin, paprika and chipotle powder and continue to stir another 3-5 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.

Step 6: Assesmble the Tacos

To each tortilla, add cilantro lime slaw, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomato, red onion, cheese and sriracha mayo. Optional: Add a squeeze of lime juice and cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!

While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Shrimp tacos, spicy shrimp tacos, Tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb. frozen shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 tbsp oil for cooking
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

For the Cilantro Lime Slaw:

  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Sriracha Mayo:

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (approx. 1/2 small lime)

Toppings:

  • 1-2 medium avocados diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cojita/feta cheese crumbled

Other

  • flour or corn tortillas for serving

Instructions

  • Defrost the frozen shrimp according to package directions. Note: Most recommend defrosting the shrimp overnight in the refrigerator, so don't forget to take it out of the freezer the night before!
  • In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix, chopped cilantro (saving a few leaves for garnish), lime juice, salt and pepper until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together plain greek yogurt, mayonnaise, sriracha, maple syrup and lime juice until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until it starts turning pink. Add garlic, chilli powder, cumin, paprika and chipotle powder and continue to stir another 3-5 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.
  • To each tortilla, add cilantro lime slaw, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomato, red onion, cheese and sriracha mayo. Optional: Add a squeeze of lime juice and cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!

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  1. 4 stars
    Really yummy, simple recipe!

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