Shrimp Tacos With Lime Crema Slaw

When the weather gets warmer, I instantly think of taco nights outside on the porch, with an ice cold beer in hand! These shrimp tacos are seasoned with a flavor-packed dry rub and cooled down with a crunchy slaw tossed with fresh lime crema. Although it’s not quite summer yet, it sure feels like it in the kitchen!

My STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO below will help guide you through the recipe. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for recipe videos every week!

 

 

 

Makes: ~6 tacos, plus extra slaw

Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

The Ingredients

6 small, soft corn tortillas

1 pound cooked shrimp, thawed, tails removed, and dried off

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the rub:

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the lime crema & slaw:

1 medium savoy cabbage (or sub napa cabbage), thinly sliced

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup sour cream

2 limes, zested & juiced (plus extra lime wedges to garnish)

4 large garlic cloves, minced

Salt & pepper

Garnishes:

Cotija cheese, to garnish

Cilantro, to garnish

 

 

 

The Steps

For the lime crema: mix together sour cream, lime zest and juice, minced garlic, and salt and pepper in a bowl.

For the slaw: add thinly sliced cabbage, onion, and half of the lime crema to a large bowl. Toss until combined.

For the shrimp: mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Add shrimp, and toss until coated. Preheat a large skillet with 3 tablespoons vegetable oil over high heat. Add shrimp and sauté for 5-7 minutes until the shrimp looks caramelized.

For assembly: add shrimp to corn tortillas. Top with dressed slaw. Add a teaspoon or so more of lime crema on top of the slaw. Garnish with cotija cheese and cilantro. Serve with extra lime wedges.

 

 

The Steps with Video

My STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO below will help guide you through the recipe. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for recipe videos every week!

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