Friday, March 25, 2016

Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

Seafood is delicious. So is Mexican food. But should you mix them together? Or course!

These Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce are a quick fix and taste amazing! If you're a fan of fish tacos, you will love these. And you can prepare it in about the same amount of time it takes to make Americanized tacos.

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil
½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
½ cup green onions, diced
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup sour cream

Shrimp Tacos
1 lb. shrimp, deveined, peeled, tails removed
2-3 tsp Heath's Blends Southwest Sizzler (or chili powder and cumin if you don't have this particular blend, but seriously get it...)
1/3 head green cabbage, shredded
8 white corn tortillas
Shredded Monterey jack cheese
Lime wedges


  1. Combine the water, oil, cilantro, green onions, garlic cloves, lime juice and salt in a food processor and blend on low until smooth (there will be some tiny pieces of cilantro, which is great).
  2. Add the sour cream and pulse until it's incorporated into the sauce and is creamy.
  3. Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a plate lined with paper towels. Pat the shrimp dry and sprinkle the Southwest Sizzler seasoning over the shrimp.
  4. Cook the shrimp in a pan with olive oil for about 5-6 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through.
  5. Prepare each taco by placing the shrimp down the middle of a corn tortilla. Top with shredded cheese, shredded cabbage, and the creamy cilantro lime sauce. Add a squeeze of lime.

It's as easy as that. If you're not familiar with cooking with shrimp, don't be scared. They cook quickly and it's hard to really mess them up. But if you're still scared, but want to try this recipe, just use precooked shrimp, thaw it, and prepare the same. The only difference is a shorter cook time since the meat is already cooked through and you're only warming it up.

So next time you're craving tacos, consider adding shrimp. You won't regret it.

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Kait said...

Oh goodness I pinned this earlier and am so glad I got to see more photos of it here. My mouth is drooling! Plus, you have great photos :)

Logan Cantrell said...

Yum!! This looks amazing! My husband loves shrimp, so this would make him excited!

Heather said...

I love shrimp, but have never had a shrimp taco. This looks so good though! I am going to have to try it.

Veronica Pototska said...

I would definitely like to have something similar! These are a type of my products and your recipe is so easy to follow!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

Good gracious, I am now drooling! I love shrimp, I love tacos and I love cilantro so this is just a win all the way around!

Dollhouse Goddesses said...

We think seafood tacos are the best tacos. So often we attend taco Tuesday events and chicken and beef are the main options. I'm going to suggest this recipe the next time Tacos are on the menu! They look SOOOO delicious!

blythe32 said...

I can't wait to try out this cilantro lime sauce. It looks divine and so tasty.

Cristina Ramirez said...

I can live without the shrimp, but the lemon cilantro? yumminess.

Stacey D said...

We love shrimp tacos in our home! I am pinning the recipe for the dressing - yum! Cilantro Lime!

jillconyers said...

I love the flavor combination of cilantro lime. It works great in a taco salad dressing I make.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I keep wanting to try shrimp tacos. I think I could use this recipe as an excuse to! LOL

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I do not like shrimp at all but my husband? Would go NUTS for this. He loves tacos so what a great idea to make for him! - Jeanine

Emily Glover said...

These sound like something my hubby would love!! Always looking for new recipes for him!

Karissa Ancell said...

My daughter would love these. My husband and I don't really like seafood but our daughter could eat it everyday.

ana de jesus said...

This looks so fresh and healthy. I have friends who are huge fans of seafood especially shrimp!

meyer137 said...

This is the first time I am hearing about shrimp tacos, but they look delicious!

Kiwi said...

You had me at cilantro lime sauce. I love shrimp tacos but this look super delish!

Michele said...

That cilantro lime sauce sounds like it could be used on so many different things too.... I pinned this for reference Thanks so much for sharing!

CourtneyLynne said...

Ooooo these tacos look so yummy!!! Taco night is always a hit in this house so I will have to give these a try!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I don't eat seafood, but this still looks delicious! I'll have to make this for my family sometime.

Jennifer Corter said...

Oh, I can't tell you how much I love cilantro-lime sauce, and shrimp is one of my favorite seafoods. Needless to say, I will definitely be trying this recipe!

Hannah Adkins said...

I've done something similar to this with fish tacos, but I've never done shrimp before. I will definitely have to try this!!