Speedy Shrimp Tacos

By  Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

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These Speedy Shrimp Tacos are sure to please the whole family on Taco Tuesday or any night of the week! 

Speedy Shrimp Tacos are a super simple dish to make for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week!

It’s officially Taco Tuesday, but if you ask me tacos are a perfectly good dinner any night of the week! And that is this month’s Recipe Redux theme – Taco Tuesday. 

Tacos are the perfect family dinner because everyone can customize their own around a main ingredient and get it just the way they like it. We also love it because they tend to be pretty fast meals to put together.  And none can be faster than our Speedy Shrimp Tacos! 

Speedy Shrimp Tacos are a super simple dish to make for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week!

Shrimp already cooks super fast and when you pair it with some spices and canned enchilada sauce, dinner is on the table in a hurry. Of course if you don’t have any enchilada sauce on hand or just want to make your own, it is really easy to do with some pantry staples. We like this recipe for Homemade Enchilada Sauce from our friend Jodi at Create Kids Club. We actually like to make extra and serve the shrimp over rice the next night for another meal. Can’t beat cook once, use twice meals!

We personally think that no taco is complete without a little crunch (besides the taco shell if hard tacos are your thing). So we serve the shrimp in tortillas on a bed of our Mexican Coleslaw. Using bagged coleslaw mix, this whips up in no time, though we generally prefer to make the coleslaw ahead of time to bring out the flavors even more. 

Speedy Shrimp Tacos are a super simple dish to make for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week!

Speedy Shrimp Tacos with Mexican Coleslaw
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Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1.5 lb shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • 1 6-oz can enchilada sauce
  • 8 Corn or whole wheat tortillas
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Toss shrimp with cumin and coriander. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and pour in the enchilada sauce, stirring to combine. Cook for another minute or two, until heated through and then remove from heat.
  3. Serve the shrimp with warm tortillas, Mexican coleslaw, salsa, avocado slices, and lime wedges.
Recipe Notes

Recipe for our Mexican Coleslaw 

Nutrition Facts
Speedy Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 199mg 66%
Sodium 507mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 11%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Mexican Coleslaw is the perfect complement to tacos
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Ingredients
  • 6 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1/2 head, see Tip)
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots (about 2-3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
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  1. Place cabbage and carrots in a colander; rinse thoroughly with cold water to crisp. Let drain for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together cilantro, vinegar, oil and salt and cumin. Add cabbage and carrots; toss well to coat.
Recipe Notes

Chef’s Note: To kick up the flavor of the coleslaw, add a little chili powder or smoked Spanish paprika.

Simplify It: Use a 1-lb bag of prepared coleslaw from the produce section in place of the cabbage and carrots above.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • You had me at speedy! And taco… because who doesn’t love tacos!

  • I second Marisa’s comment! You had me at speedy, too! Love a good shrimp taco.

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