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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos are an easy and quick dinner to make. Try it with Mexican rice on the side and you will have a great meal!
Course entree
Cuisine southwestern
Keyword seafood, shrimp, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 426kcal
Author Jersey Girl Cooks (Lisa Grant)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 TBS southwest seasoning see notes below
  • 3 TBS olive oil, divided
  • 1 large lime cut in half
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 TBS chili sauce
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 3 cups cole slaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • toppings such as Queso fresca, cheddar cheese, salsa, chopped onions, tomatoes, etc

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl, mix together shrimp, seasoning and 1 TBS of olive oil. Cook on medium heat on a grill pan or stove top grill. Also cook lime cut side down. Cook the shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from grill when done, squeeze half a lime over shrimp and keep warm.
  • While shrimp is cooking, in a small bowl, mix together sour cream, chili sauce and avocado verde. Add the juice of half the grilled lime and mix well. Set aside.
  • In another small bowl mix together slaw mix, cilantro, vinegar and remaining 1 TBS olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wipe grill and heat corn tortillas for a few minutes on each side.
  • Assemble tacos by placing some avocado mixture on each tortilla, slaw mixture, then shrimp. Top with cheese or any other desired toppings. Serve any extra slaw on the side.

Notes

Chili powder or another Mexican seasoning can be substituted for a southwest seasoning.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 291mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 5mg