Love tacos? Love shrimp? Then you’re going to love these spicy shrimp tacos! Packed with flavor, these tacos are sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering. But if you’ve ever tried to make them at home, you know that they can be a bit tricky. The good news is that with a little bit of effort, you can absolutely make the best shrimp tacos ever. Here’s how: They come together in under 30 minutes, making them the perfect weeknight dinner!These shrimp tacos are the perfect blend of flavorful and spicy, and they’re topped with a refreshing cilantro lime slaw. Keep reading to learn how to make the best spicy shrimp tacos!
Spicy Shrimp Tacos Ingredients:
-1/2 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
-1/2 tsp chili powder
-1/4 tsp smoked paprika
-1/4 tsp garlic powder
-1/8 tsp sea salt
-1/4 tsp cumin
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1/2 cup diced tomatoes
-1 avocado, diced
-1/4 cup chopped cilantro
–1 head green cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
-2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
-12 small soft tacos or 6-8 large tacos, for serving
-1 small jalapeno, diced (optional)
Spicy Shrimp Tacos Instructions:
1- To a small bowl add Small Axe Peppers Habanero Mango Hot Sauce. Mix together then add the shrimp and toss to coat evenly.
2- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat then add the olive oil. Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook until opaque and slightly pink in color, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate.
3- Assemble tacos by adding a heaping scoop of Cilantro Lime slaw to each taco shell then top with 3–4 cooked shrimp and diced avocado (and cilantro if desired).
4- Serve immediately with lemon garlic aioli on the side for dipping!
How to make Cilantro Lime Slaw:
1- To a large bowl add the shredded cabbage, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, diced jalapeño, and lime juice.
2- Toss well to combine then taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
I personally like mine on the spicier side so I add an extra jalapeño or two but feel free to tone it down to your liking! Set slaw aside in the fridge until ready to use or serve immediately with the spicy shrimp tacos, if preferred.
How to make Garlic Aioli:
1-To a small bowl add the garlic, mayo, lemon juice, and salt then whisk together until smooth.
2- Taste and adjust seasoning as needed then set aside in the fridge until ready to use or serve immediately if preferred.””” Conclusion:
Why we chose Small Axe Peppers Habanero Mango Hot Sauce in this recipe.
Small Axe Peppers Habanero Mango Hot Sauce is the perfect flavor to marinate your shrimp for tacos because it has the heat of the habanero pepper combined with the fruity sweetness of mango. There are alot of other ingredients in this sauce to provide a balance between acidity and sweetness that we go for in all of our hot sauce. But something about the delicateness of the shrimp takes on the flavor of the mango perfectly without being too sweet. Once you add the cooling effect of the garlic aioli, its a spicy-cool match made in heaven!
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to make the best shrimp tacos ever! Just remember to start with fresh, quality ingredients, don’t overthink the grilling process, and take your time assembling each taco carefully. With a little bit of effort, anyone can make delicious seafood tacos that are sure to impress!These Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw are the perfect way to spice up your taco Tuesday routine! Fresh and packed with flavor, these tacos will leave you wanting more.