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!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


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


  1. 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. 

  2. In a small bowl, combine water and hot red pepper paste. Mix well until paste is smooth. Set aside. 

  3. Wash the shrimps and pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkles the shrimps with garlic powder, salt, paprika. 

  4. 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. 

  5. In a salad bowl, place some red cabbage and coated with some of the cilantro lime dressing. 

To serve the tacos:

  1. 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.