These spicy shrimp tacos will satisfy your tacos loving mind. These tacos are packed with tons of Asian flavors: red pepper paste, paprika and cilantro lime sauce. Absolutely delicious for Tacos Tuesday!
Once in a blue moon I’d get requests from the hubby for tacos, but this time he requests seafood and spicy tacos!!To satisfy his spicy food addiction, I’m making spicy shrimp tacos with cilantro lime slaw for him today.
These spicy shrimp tacos is easy peasy to make and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare everything. You can enjoy these tacos with a margarita on the side by the pool, pretending to be in the tropical beaches of Cancun!
Are you ready to ride in a roller coaster of flavors? Spicy shrimps on a crispy flour tortilla, drizzles of zesty cilantro lime dressing and top it off with more creamy cilantro lime slaw. Oh my yum!!
The moments these shrimps were done, they were devoured immediately. And as a matter of fact, I had to make a second batch the next day just to shoot these photos.
You’ll love these tacos because they’re ridiculously easy to make, they’re mouth-watering and totally delicious!
Welcome to Taco Heaven my friends!! Enjoy the roller coaster and Happy Taco Tuesday!
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw
Shrimp tacos packed with tons of Asian flavors: red pepper paste, paprika and serve along a cilantro lime slaw. Totally Delicious!
For the Shrimp Tacos
- 1/2 lb. large shrimp peeled, deveined, tails removed, chopped in half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper paste
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 6 mini flour tortillas
- 2 cups red shredded cabbage
For the cilantro lime dressing
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 cup green onion
- 5 cloves garlic (I always added a little more)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup sour cream
Place all sauce ingredients except oil and sour cream in the food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add in olive oil and sour cream. Give it another pulse until combine. Refrigerate for later use.
In a small bowl, combine water and hot red pepper paste. Mix well until paste is smooth. Set aside.
Wash the shrimps and pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkles the shrimps with garlic powder, salt, paprika.
Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add in minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Toss in the shrimps and saute for about 3 minutes. Drizzles the hot pepper paste mixture over and cook for another 3 minutes, until shrimps are well coated and cooked through.
In a salad bowl, place some red cabbage and coated with some of the cilantro lime dressing.
To serve the tacos:
Warm the tortilla on a small skillet over medium heat for a few seconds. Place some spicy shrimps on top, drizzles some of the dressing, the top off with some red cabbage slaw.
Cilantro Lime Slaw adapted from Pinch of Yum