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spicy shrimp tacos
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5 from 6 votes

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: southwestern
Keyword: seafood, shrimp, tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Jersey Girl Cooks (Lisa Grant)


  • 16 ounces large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 TBS southwest or Mexican seasoning see notes below
  • 3 TBS olive oil, divided
  • 1 large lime cut in half
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 TBS salsa verde
  • 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


  • 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, salsa verde and mashed avocado. 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 any other desired toppings. Serve any extra slaw on the side.


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


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 748mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg