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15 Minute Shrimp Tacos

5 from 2 reviews

Easy 15 Minute Shrimp Tacos with spicy shrimp, creamy slaw and yummy sauce wrapped in warm tortilla. The best you ever tried!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 tacos 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled & deveined (I left tails on)
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 14 oz bag slaw or 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 2%+ fat
  • 1/4 cup mayo (I use avocado oil)
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Avocado oil, for frying
  • 9 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add shrimp, 1 tbsp taco seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Stir and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add yogurt, mayo, lime juice, 1/2 tsp taco seasoning, cayenne and black pepper. Stir and set aside.
  3. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on high heat and add shrimp. Cook until pink on the bottom, flip and cook until no longer gray. For more char, flip once and press on shrimp with spatula. Or you can grill shrimp on a silicone grill mat on high heat.
  4. In a large bowl, add slaw, cilantro, salt and almost all of the sauce, reserving some for drizzling on tacos. Stir gently.
  5. To assemble tacos, warm tortillas in a cast iron skillet on high heat for 10 seconds per side and pressing on with spatula.  Fill each tortilla with 3-4 shrimps, some slaw and drizzle with sauce . Serve immediately.

Store: Refrigerate leftover cooked shrimp and slaw covered for up to 24 hours. 

Make Ahead: Refrigerate seasoned shrimp and sauce separately for up to 2 days. Cook and assemble slaw right before serving.

Notes

If using frozen shrimp, make sure it is thawed and very well drained.

Do not use 0% yogurt because slaw will lack flavour.

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