by Olena

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

by Olena

Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with red cabbage coleslaw and cajun shrimp, made healthy and simple in under 30 minutes. | ifoodreal.com

Everyone around here LOVES tacos (ground chicken tacosBuffalo chicken tacoskale tacos or grilled fish tacos), which I don’t make often enough because there are never any leftovers. However, this shrimp tacos recipe is easy enough for a weeknight and I caved in. You can even take a shortcut with store-bought slaw.

How to Make Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add cabbage and salt. Using tongs or hands, mix for a minute and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare a large plate with warm damp kitchen towel. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and cook each corn tortilla until soft (for about 10 seconds) on each side, pressing with a spatula. Transfer to a plate and cover with damp towel. Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with red cabbage coleslaw and cajun shrimp, made healthy and simple in under 30 minutes. | ifoodreal.com
  3. Turn the heat under the skillet as high as possible and add shrimp. Cook until pink for a few minutes, stirring occasionally and draining any water. Add butter, cajun spice and garlic; cook until any liquid evaporates (if any) and shrimp is lightly golden.Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with red cabbage coleslaw and cajun shrimp, made healthy and simple in under 30 minutes. | ifoodreal.com
  4. Squeeze cabbage gently and drain any juices from the bottom of the bowl. Add yogurt, mustard, honey/maple syrup and vinegar; toss gently to mix. Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with red cabbage coleslaw and cajun shrimp, made healthy and simple in under 30 minutes. | ifoodreal.com
  5. Assemble 8 generously filled or 10 smaller tacos and serve immediately. 
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Easy Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

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Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe with red cabbage coleslaw and cajun shrimp, made healthy and simple in under 30 minutes.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 13 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 10 tacos

Ingredients

Easy Shrimp Tacos:

Red Cabbage Slaw:

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add cabbage and salt. Using tongs or hands, mix for a minute and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare a large plate with warm damp kitchen towel. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and cook each corn tortilla until soft (for about 10 seconds) on each side, pressing with a spatula. Transfer to a plate and cover with damp towel.
  3. Turn the heat under the skillet as high as possible and add shrimp. Cook until pink for a few minutes, stirring occasionally and draining any water. Add butter, cajun spice and garlic; cook until any liquid evaporates (if any) and shrimp is lightly golden.
  4. Squeeze cabbage gently and drain any juices from the bottom of the bowl. Add yogurt, mustard, honey/maple syrup and vinegar; toss gently to mix.
  5. Assemble 8 generously filled or 10 smaller tacos and serve immediately.

Notes

*If using frozen shrimp, make sure it is thawed and very well drained. I use frozen shrimp from Costco and it always releases a ton of water no matter how well I squeeze it.

**Do not use 0-3% yogurt because slaw will lack flavour, rather fat content 3.5-10% is ideal.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. I have a weird question. I’m new(ish) to the shrimp eating game so even newer to the shrimp cooking game. When you buy frozen shrimp peeled and deveined, do you also notice a dark line on the underside of the shrimp? It takes me so long to prep bc I feel like I have to also cut that out? My hubby thinks I’m just being crazy lol!! Thanks for your help!

    1. Hey. I’m not sure what dark line you are talking about, it could be the discolouring from the vein even when it’s gone. In either case, as long as shrimp is deveined there is nothing to worry about. It’s just natural stuff, don’t have to be perfect looking, don’t stress out. Trust me, we have eaten shrimp with vein in many times when my husband was in charge of cooking and nothing happened. Enjoy!

  2. Dear Olena,
    I’ve been using your recipes for quite some time and they are wonderful!!
    I love shrimps (from restaurants) but haven’t gotten myself to make them at home because I didn’t get them to taste good one time and gave up awhile ago!!
    I want to give them a try one more time and am hoping to make your recipe today!!
    I went to get shrimps from local Supermarket and oh boy I’d forgotten how expensive they can be .
    I am wondering if you get them from Costco or somewhere else for a reasonable price? Will really appreciate any suggestions. I’m in ON, Canada.
    Love from here.

    1. Hi Keren. Yes, shrimp is pricey. I buy mine only at Costco, once every 2 months. I pay $18 for 2 lbs, peeled and tail on. You can see which one in my healthy Costco shopping list post, it is a blue package. It is farmed but where I live (Vancouver, BC suburbs) there is no wild shrimp sold. Glad you are enjoying my recipes.:) Thank you so much for your kind words!

      1. Thank you so much for the recipe. I made it yesterday and it was DELICIOUS!!!! Will be visiting Costco soon to make some more. Yummy yummy!!!! Thank you.