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Easy Shrimp Tacos & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Shrimp Tacos are loved by so many and for a very good reason! They are loaded with flavour and texture, so versatile and easy to bring together! It’s perfectly seasoned shrimp, coleslaw, avocados, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a deliciously addictive cilantro lime dressing wrapped in a warm tortilla and sure to hit the spot!

Tacoooooo Tuessssdayyyyyyyyyyy…..Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and right back to Tuesday! Tacos are good any day of the week in my eyes! They’re so flavourful, fun, and versatile! Shrimp Tacos, Beef Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Chickpea Tacos – gosh the options are endless! Here, we have a simple yet tasty recipe for shrimp tacos, if you’re interested, keep reading!

Recipe Tips and Notes

The Ingredients – you can truly choose whatever you love and enjoy to load up your tacos with. However, I love the simplicity of this recipe using shrimp, slaw, a yummy dressing, avocados and cherry tomatoes (optional).

The Shrimp – my number one rule is to never overcook your shrimp! They cook extremely fast 2-3 minutes each side, a visual cue that your shrimp is done is the bright pink colour, as well as turning from a U shape to a C shape…but definitely not a O shape – O means it is probably overcooked.

The Cooking Order – start with the cilantro lime dressing, set aside. Move onto preparing the toppings, cook your shrimp, and lastly warm your tortilla and assemble. That’s it, that’s all!

Easy Shrimp Tacos & Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Shrimp Tacos are loved by so many and for a very good reason! They are loaded with flavour and texture, so versatile and easy to bring together! It's perfectly seasoned shrimp, coleslaw, avocados, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a deliciously addictive cilantro lime dressing wrapped in a warm tortilla and sure to hit the spot!

Ingredients

  • Shrimp
  • 1lb Raw Shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Taco Seasoning or
  • 2 tbsp of Homemade Taco Seasoning below
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika plain Paprika works as well
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Parsley
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Salt more to taste
  • Cilantro Lime Sauce
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • ¼ cup fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper more or less to taste
  • Other Ingredients
  • Coleslaw Mix (Green Cabbage, Red Cabbage, and Carrots)
  • Fresh Lime Juice squeezed
  • 1 Avocado cubed
  • 1 small Red Onions finely chopped
  • Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • Feta or Cotija Cheese to taste
  • 6-8 Medium Tortillas

Instructions

1

Rinse and sprinkle a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on thawed, raw shrimp. Pat to dry, season, and set aside.

2

In a medium serving bowl, combine all cilantro lime dressing ingredients, set aside.

3

Prepare toppings - shred cabbage and carrots (if not using a pre-made mix), tomatoes, red onions, and avocados. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top of avocados to keep from browning, set aside.

4

In a skillet, or non-stick pan, melt butter. Once melted, and hot add shrimp. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes each side, or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. Remove from heat, and set side once done.

5

Warm Tortillas and assemble - slaw, shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro lime dressing, and fresh lime juice!

6

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

a. Be sure your shrimp is completely thawed before cooking. You want your shrimp to cook evenly - so thawed shrimp is the only way to go!

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