Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Shrimp Tacos

When I first met Ethan, his diet consisted of mostly burritos and quesadillas. Don't get me wrong, he makes one mean cheese queso - especially after a long night out and about. Needless to say, I did my best to shake up his routine and impress him with my cooking abilities. Almost four years later and he keeps coming back for more. And while he compliments me on my meals, I still try to cook his favorites. 

I kept telling him last week that I would make Shrimp Tacos. But then I got sick, and then we got invited out for dinner, and then it just didn't happen. So these tacos became a mission. I made us wait long enough and I had to do them right.

Tacos are not hard to make. I repeat, they are super easy. They get fancy by how you prepare them and what you put into them. So when I made these tacos, I knew I just had to kick them up a notch. It's not the shrimp that makes them spectacular - it's the red cabbage and mango slaw. I swear, if you don't make this slaw along with your shrimp you are going to be missing out on something fierce! 

Add some sour cream and guacamole and your mouth will be singing.


  • 1 pound shrimp (fresh or frozen, but must be deveined
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 package McCormick's shrimp taco seasoning (not sponsored! but worth it!)

Red Cabbage + Mango Slaw
  • One quarter shredded red cabbage 
  • One half of a cucumber sliced julienned 
  • 2 small carrots shredded (use a cheese grater!)
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder  


0. It's best if the slaw marinates for about an hour. If you have time make that first!
See steps 3 & 4

1. Make sure the shrimp is thawed, heat a skillet over medium high heat with the oil.

2. Combine the shrimp with the taco seasoning and put into the skillet. Flip and cook until pink. This will only take about 3-4 minutes - shrimp cooks fast!!

3. Let the shrimp cool and whisk together the dressing ingredients for the slaw.

4. Pour the dressing over the sliced cabbage, mango, cucumber, and carrots.

5. Heat the tortillas according to the package, combine everything together, add sour cream and guacamole, and eat until your hearts content.

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  1. Yum!! I love shrimp and I love tacos! Why do I never think to turn that into one din at home?! Your slaw looks like the perfect compliment too, delish!

  2. If you make it, let me know Senika! This is a great little meal to forget that its still winter :)


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