Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

The other day I came across a recipe for shrimp tacos which sounded really interesting. The use of shrimp in tacos sounded like a refreshing change from the standard ground beef tacos. I am always looking for ways to fit more prawns into my meal plan and shrimp tacos was a perfect excuse. The shrimp tacos were pretty tasty and the recipe was really easy and quick. I placed some salsa verde and cilantro in the tacos. You could also add any other tacos toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, etc.

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 4 large tortillas (corn tortillas for gluten free)
  • salad greens
  • cilantro
  • salsa verde
  • 1 lime (sliced)
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the cumin and chili powder and saute for a few minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
  4. Add the shrimp and saute until cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.
  5. Place the salad greens, cilantro, salsa verde and shrimp in the tortilla.


Lana B said...

yum! shrimp tacos are a fav, that's for sure. i love blackened fish tacos, shrimp tacos with a sweet sauce...and the winner...crispy fish tacos.

these look great, you can just see the flavor all over em!

Sylvia said...

This is an original idea for me. Shrimp tacos, but I love it. And the colour of the shrimps near the lime ,made my mouth watering

Dani Spies said...

Kevin - Love the post...aren't shrimp tacos the bomb-diggy;)?!!

Kevin said...

Fish tacos also sound interesting!

Keropok Man said...


i am impressed that you can make all these interesting dishes everyday! (is it everyday?)

i eat out more of the time. haha...

Peter M said...

Kevin, I'd give up meat if I had seafood tacos all the time.

Also, I think a cilantro-sour cream would have been the icing on the cake!

Elly said...

yet another great looking dish, kevin!

swirlingnotions said...

Looks gorgeous! I love your photos. Here's another recipe for shrimp tacos that I wrote for Cooking Light earlier this year . . . it's ended up being one of my favorites.

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JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow those shrimp look cooked to perfection, Kevin! Yum!

Valli said...

Have I been hiding under a rock? How did I miss so many of your wonderful recipes. As usual you have surpassed yourself with your creativity and photography!!!

Cynthia said...

Okay I am moving to your neighbour hood so that I can invite myself to your meals :)

Ferdzy said...

Wow, those look soooo goooood!

megan garcia said...

i made these last night they were so so good BUT...i put a slice of avocado and queso fresco on the tacos and i also used corn tortillas instead they were WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!

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