Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw


These shrimp tacos are about to be your go-to recipe. The combination of warm spices in this shrimp taco recipe give an explosion of flavor after marinating together for 30 minutes. Serving the shrimp tacos with slaw calms the spices with a zesty, tangy finish thanks to the lime and sour cream.

Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 lime

  • 3 cup shredded red cabbage

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas

  • Fresh cilantro (optional)

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. In a resealable plastic bag combine olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat shrimp; chill 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, finely shred peel from lime; juice lime. For lime slaw, in a large bowl combine the lime peel, lime juice, cabbage, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; set aside. In a small bowl combine sour cream and chipotle pepper; set aside. Wrap tortillas in foil.

  3. Thread shrimp on 10-inch metal skewers.* On a covered grill, grill tortilla packet directly over medium heat for 5 minutes; turning once. Add shrimp to grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until opaque, turning halfway through grilling. Remove tortilla packet from grill. Remove shrimp from skewers.

  4. To serve, spread tortillas with sour cream mixture. Top with lime slaw and shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro and pass lime wedges, if desired.

    Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw
    Blaine Moats


If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
7g Fat
25g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 22.8mg 114%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 328mg 7%
Folate, total 8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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