Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos loaded with a zesty cilantro lime slaw and topped with a creamy sriracha sauce and homemade guacamole. These tacos are packed with the perfect amount of sweet and spicy flavor!

Spicy Shrimp Tacos 

Tacos…let’s talk about tacos. If shrimp tacos are on the menu then you better believe that’s what I’m ordering. I love shrimp tacos, fried, grilled, seared you name it. Some people may try to argue with me on this one but I don’t care haha. If you ever happen to be in the Charlotte area then you’ve got to try the fried shrimp tacos from Cabo Fish Taco. Literally the best I’ve ever had trust me you won’t be disappointed. 

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

OK, back to these Spicy Shrimp Tacos. They.are.the.bomb. like forreal. The subtle amount of heat from the sauce and shrimp, the zestiness from the lime and yummy cilantro flavor in every bite, ugh they are mouth watering. Did I mention how incredibly easy they are to make?

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos loaded with a zesty cilantro lime slaw and topped with a creamy sriracha sauce and homemade guacamole. These tacos are packed with the perfect amount of sweet and spicy flavor!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the Shrimp

  • 12 Flour tortillas
  • lb Fresh shrimp, peeled and devained
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Juice
  • Cumin, as needed
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, as needed
  • Smoked paprika, as needed
  • Chili powder, as needed
  • Garlic powder, as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil

For the Guacamole

  • 2 Avocados
  • ¼ Cup Red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ Tablespoon Jalapeno, diced
  • Garlic powder, as needed
  • Kosher salt, as needed
  • Smoked paprika
  • ½ Tablespoon Lime Juice

For the Cilantro Lime Slaw

  • 1-2 Cups Tri color cole slaw mix
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro
  • Tablespoon Lime juice
  • Cup Sour cream, as needed
  • Cumin, as needed
  • Garlic powder, as needed
  • ½ Tablespoon Honey

For the Sriracha Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha
  • Garlic powder, as needed
  • Cumin, as needed
  • Cup Sour cream
  • Smoked aprika, as needed
  • ½ Tablespoon Lime juice, as needed
  • Tablespoon Mild salsa

Instructions
 

To cook the Shrimp

  • Combine shrimp, oil, and spices in a medium bowl or ziplock bag. Use right away OR cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan and cook the shrimp until pink and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

To make the Slaw

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl until mixed through. Cover and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours or use right away.

To make the Sriracha Sauce

  • Whisk sriracha and additional ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust spices or add more sriracha if needed.

To Make the Guacamole

  • Pit 2 avocados and use a spoon to scoop them into a mixing bowl then mash with a potato masher.
  • Add in lime juice directly on top to prevent browning.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and adjust spices if needed.

To assemble the Tacos

  • Heat the tortillas on the stovetop over the flame until lightly charred (this step is optional) or quickly heat in the oven. Top each tortilla with slaw, shrimp, guacamole. Drizzle with  sriracha sauce and sprinkle with a little feta cheese. Enjoy !

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