Garlic Shrimp and Crab Tacos


Celebrate taco night with a quick, easy, and delicious combination of succulent shrimp and crab. The seafood tacos only take 30 minutes to make. Enjoy with our mango-chipotle slaw and a squeeze of lime.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¾ pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cup shredded red cabbage

  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 - 2 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle chile peppers in adobe sauce*

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • 6 ounce fresh lump crabmeat

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • 16 6 inch corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped

  • Bottled hot sauce, such as green pepper sauce (optional)


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel, devein, and halve lengthwise. In a resealable plastic bag combine the shrimp, flour, paprika, salt, and pepper. Seal bag and toss to coat; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the cabbage, mango, green onions, mayonnaise, lime juice, and chipotle chile peppers; stir well. Season to taste with salt; set aside.

  3. In a large skillet cook garlic in hot olive oil over medium-high heat for 30 seconds or until garlic is golden brown. Stir in the shrimp. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until shrimp is opaque. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Add the wine and whipping cream to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in the shrimp and crab; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in the cilantro.

  4. To assemble tacos, make eight stacks of two tortillas each. Spoon about 1/4 cup shrimp-crab mixture onto each tortilla stack. Top with some mango-cabbage slaw and avocado. Drizzle with hot sauce, if desired.

    Garlic Shrimp and Crab Tacos
    Blaine Moats


*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
26g Fat
42g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 992mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 45.5mg 228%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 653mg 14%
Folate, total 104.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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