Speedy Shrimp Tacos

Lesley Baradel
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

Speedy Shrimp Tacos

This recipe is the perfect fast night dinner, taking only about 5 minutes to cook. Make our Mexican Coleslaw as a bed for the shrimp inside the tacos.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Seafood
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 256 kcal

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

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • 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.
  • Serve the shrimp with warm tortillas, Mexican coleslaw, salsa, avocado slices, and lime wedges.

Notes

Recipe for our Mexican Coleslaw 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 29gFat: 5gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 507mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3g
Keyword shrimp, taco
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Mexican Coleslaw is the perfect complement to tacos

Mexican Coleslaw

This spin on traditional coleslaw uses rice vinegar rather than mayonnaise and seasoned with Latin flavors for south of the border flare.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 61 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups green cabbage thinly sliced (about 1/2 head)
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots peeled and grated (about 2-3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

Instructions
 

  • Place cabbage and carrots in a colander; rinse thoroughly with cold water to crisp. Let drain for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together cilantro, vinegar, oil and salt and cumin. Add cabbage and carrots; toss well to coat. Chill if not serving right away.

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

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 100mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
Keyword cole slaw
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Be Sure To Check Out the Other Recipe Redux Taco Tuesday Creations!

 

 

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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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