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Quick Fried Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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Love shrimp tacos? Love quick, delicious and easy meals? Make fried shrimp tacos for dinner.

With Just a bit of prep you can throw a fry pan on the stove. Cook up your seasoned shrimp and assemble the tacos.

This shrimp taco recipe is done in about 15 minutes. If you add our simple cilantro Lime rice it may take you 30. It’s worth it. The rice is a really good compliment and flavor partner to the spicy fried shrimp.

The whole recipe makes a filling dinner you can serve assembly line style at a party.

Fried shrimp tacos

Wine night, poker night or movie night? Bring on the shrimp tacos. And serve them with Margaritas or our Mexican Mule. So many fun ways to enjoy shrimp Tacos with friends.

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Tacos are the perfect simple dinner. Shrimp tacos make a healthy yummy meal you can make how your family most enjoys them.

The value of a homemade recipe is exactly that. Make it so you know your family will enjoy them.

Try our homemade flour tortillas if you have a bit more time and want a buttery soft warm taco fresh out of the pan to serve.

Quick Fried Shrimp Tacos Recipe:

The shrimp are well seasoned, plump and juicy. Cilantro lovers will really get into this recipe. Especially if you make the cilantro lime rice to serve with them.

LOTS of fresh lime flavor and cilantro.

fried shrimp tacos

Tips:

To get this recipe done ASAP all at once.

  • start the boiling water for the rice first.
  • Prep the shrimp (remove tails and devein as necessary)set aside.
  • Juice the lemons and limes. and prep veggies.
  • Add the rice to boiling water as directed. Cover and reduce heat. Set timer for ten minutes.
  • Make the shrimp taco sauce in your food processor if you have one. Set aside.
  • Mix the shrimp with the shrimp taco seasonings. set aside.
  • Drain the rice and finish it. Set aside.
  • Heat your fry pan and cook shrimp on both sides.
  • Assemble the tacos as directed.

For a really easy way to assemble those tacos use a taco tray.

shrimp tacos in a taco holder

Shrimp Tacos with Slaw:

We use red cabbage in our tacos. However, you can pick up a bag of coleslaw and use that instead. if will be great with the homemade shrimp taco sauce.

Our printable walkthrough recipe card has pictures of each step and a demonstration video of this recipe.

shrimp tacos
Yield: 8 tacos

Quick Fried Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Fried Shrimp Tacos are Delicious, healthy and easy to make.

Ingredients

Shrimp Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

Shrimp Taco Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 limes-juiced
  • 2 lemons-juiced
  • 1/2 Cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Additional Ingredients:

  • 8 six inch flour(or corn) tortillas
  • 4 Cups red cabbage slices (or coleslaw)
  • 2 avocados-sliced
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

Make the Sauce and Rice:

  1. Make the cilantro rice recipe and set aside (if using)Cilantro Lime Rice
  2. Pour all the sauce ingredients into a food processor.adding ingredients into food processor-sauce
  3. Pulse the ingredients until it makes a sauce. Set aside.making shrimp sauce

Season and cook the shrimp:

  1. Put the prepared shrimps into a large bowl.prepared shrimp
  2. Add the shrimp seasonings.adding seasonings to shrimp
  3. Stir until the shrimp is well coated.coating shrimp with seasonings
  4. Set a medium frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Add the 2 Tablespoons oil.pouring seasoned shrimp into hot fry pan.
  6. Add the seasoned shrimp to the hot oil in an even layer.
  7. Cook 2 minutes and then turn the shrimp.cooking shrimp-shrimp tacos
  8. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove cooked shrimp from heat.

Assemble the tacos:

  1. For each taco shell add 1/2 Cup cilantro lime rice (if using)shrimp taco assembly-rice
  2. Sprinkle a few red cabbage pieces(OR the coleslaw) over the rice (to taste)adding red cabbage to taco
  3. Put three or so shrimp on the cabbage pieces.adding shrimp to taco rotated e1622774580352
  4. Lay avocado slice over the shrimp.
  5. Drizzle the sauce over the tacos.drizzling shrimp tacos with sauce
  6. Garnish with cilantro to taste.shrimp tacos

Notes

Shrimp Tacos with Slaw:

We use red cabbage in our tacos. However, you can pick up a bag of coleslaw and use that instead. if will be great with the homemade shrimp taco sauce.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 281Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 79mgSodium 549mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 7gSugar 4gProtein 11g

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This shrimp taco recipe is done in about 15 minutes. If you add our simple cilantro Lime rice it may take you 30. It’s worth it. The rice is a really good compliment and flavor partner to the spicy fried shrimp.
Spicy shrimp tacos with lime cilantro rice-pin image
Love shrimp tacos? Love quick, delicious and easy meals? Make fried shrimp tacos for dinner. With Just a bit of prep you can throw a fry pan on the stove. Cook up your seasoned shrimp and assemble the tacos.

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