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Perfect Shrimp Tacos with Quick Slaw

The recipe for these Perfect Shrimp Tacos with Quick Slaw is truly simplicity at it's finest! You'll want these on repeat all the time!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Keyword: shrimp taco, easy shrimp taco, how to make the best shrimp taco, shrimp taco recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Gaby


For the Shrimp + Tacos

  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 lime
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Eight small flour or corn tortillas charred over an open flame
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage tossed with a drizzle of lime juice and olive oil and salt
  • 1 recipe Pico de Gallo
  • Avocado


  • Place the shrimp in a small baking dish.
  • Zest and juice the lime into a small bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil, paprika, garlic powder and cumin to the lime juice and zest and stir together. Pour the spice marinade over the shrimp and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper and place in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and fully cooked. Remove from the skillet and place it on a clean plate.
  • To assemble, toast the tortillas over an open flame. Place a few pieces of shrimp into the center of each tortilla along with some shredded cabbage. Add a few tablespoons of pico de gallo and drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the tomatillo avocado salsa and garnish with cilantro. Serve.