These summer-fresh Spicy Shrimp Tacos have shrimp tossed in paprika and chili powder with a hint of sweetness added to it. They are finished off with a vibrant mango salsa that you will love. It’s a delicious taco recipe you'll be sure to love!
Shrimp tacos are super easy to make and easily customizable too.
Pat dry the shrimp gently on both sides and toss it in the bowl with the shrimp seasoning. Mix it well enough where the seasoning coats all sides of the shrimp. Set aside.
Place all of the mango salsa ingredients in one bowl and mix.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan or skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add shrimp in a single layer and sauté each side for 2 minutes or until shrimp turns pink and curled into almost an “O” shape.
Mix cabbage with the shrimp for 2 minutes and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper
Transfer shrimp and cabbage to the tortilla and place the salsa on top. Enjoy!
Spicy Shrimp Taco Toppings
The toppings for tacos are customizable and you can add just about anything! Here are some of our favorite taco toppings:
Tips for making these tacos
Add a slice of butter instead of olive oil when cooking the shrimp and sauté them until they slightly brown on each side. The aroma and taste is amazing.
You can grill your tortillas by adding a teaspoon of olive oil on the pan over medium heat and grill each side for about 30 seconds. For corn tortillas I usually don’t add any oil.
Shrimp cooks very quickly, so be sure to keep on eye on them when cooking. Over cooked shrimp is not tasty!
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Gently pat the shrimp dry using paper towels on both sides and toss it in the bowl with the shrimp seasoning. Mix well so the seasoning coats all sides of the shrimp. Set aside.
Place all of the salsa ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix. (add a jalapeño for extra spice!)
Combine the ingredients for the taco sauce in a small bowl, set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and sauté each side for ~2 minutes or until shrimp turns pink and curled into almost an “O” shape.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste, and remove from heat.
Assemble tacos: tortilla of choice, shredded cabbage, shrimp on top, mango salsa and a drizzle of the taco sauce. Finish with a squeeze of lime and any other taco toppings you prefer!
Feel free to top your tacos with cheese, hot sauce, guacamole, sour cream, chopped cilantro, slaw, scallions, avocado, etc. It’s fun to dress em’ up!If you don’t like mangos, sub with your favorite salsa.
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