Shrimp Taco Recipe

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Learning this shrimp taco recipe will have you working with a variety of ingredients. We will make sure your shrimp will taste delicious while filling the taco with compliments. Easy to make, and quick, this recipe will be a time saver when it comes to dinner.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos At Red Lobster

Since Red Lobster first opened, the famous seafood restaurant chain has garnered a dedicated following in the United States and a loyal following worldwide across foodie networks. Red Lobster is known for featuring its unique preparation of fresh seafood.

shrimp tacos on a plate with lime and corn

Like many restaurants today, Red Lobster offers a customizable menu that allows you to order according to your appetite. Although the chain rarely puts out an all-seafood menu, they’ll likely have a few choices if you ask the seafood department at your local grocery store. Despite its American origins, the seafood restaurant has expanded to more than 1,600 restaurants around the world.

How To Make Kylie Jenner & Karrueche Tran Shrimp Tacos

You might be wondering what the most- searched taco ingredient of all time is! The answer is shrimp tacos! Kylie Jenner recently posted a photo of her “cooking class”-inspired shrimp tacos with a bit of help from her friends. With the aid of rainbow fried rice, rice paper, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, cheese, and jalapeños, this tangy shrimp taco dish was sure to please any taste.

How Do You Make Katy Perry’s Grilled Salmon Tacos?

Katy Perry’s grilled salmon tacos are an easy and delicious recipe for anyone who loves juicy, flavorful grilled salmon. To make them, combine Greek yogurt and olive oil, along with a pinch of salt and pepper to add an extra punch of flavor.

What Is A Good Side For Shrimp Tacos?

We love to make shrimp tacos as it’s one of our favorite go-to dishes for many guests. I usually make a cilantro & lime slaw with chipotle cream for the shrimp tacos. And I have guacamole on the side. Last summer, the side dish I made was delicious; it was just corn, avocado, and cherry tomatoes. Also, add a salad with a vinaigrette of lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, and olive oil. 

Shrimp Tacos Nutrition Facts & Calories

I have found that a ½ pound cooked shrimp comes out to about 80 calories (they are quite small, just about the size of a cherry tomato).

How many shrimp tacos would it take to equal 1 cup cooked shrimp?

If I’m making a big batch of the Mexican Shrimp Taco Dip, and I was planning on having two tacos per person, it takes about 10-12 shrimp (or 10-12 small, boiled shrimp) to equal 1 cup of cooked shrimp. If I’m making a half batch of the dip, it only takes 6-8 shrimp to equal 1 cup of shrimp. Making a quarter batch takes 3-4 shrimp to equal 1 cup of shrimp if I’m making a quarter batch.

So… a single one-pound cooked shrimp serves about 12 tacos.

And, if you want to make a lot of Mexican Shrimp Taco Dip, you could make more than one recipe.

What are your favorite side dishes for fish tacos? Share your top-rated words in the comments! Since fish tacos are generally very healthy, we’re excluding most of the typical side dishes.

shrimp on a fork

Shrimp Tacos

This Mexican inspired dish has been sweeping the nation with delicious flavor. You can't go wrong with this great tasting shrimp taco recipe. Learn our easy instructions and let us know how your shrimp tacos turned out!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tacos
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 people
Calories: 452kcal


Cilantro Sauce

  • ½ cup cilantro leaves packed
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • cup green onions chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 limes freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic


  • ¾ lb. shrimp tails removed
  • 2 cups purple cabbage shredded
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • tsp sea salt


  • Place all cilantro sauce ingredients in a blender and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Toss together the cabbage and cilantro leaves to make a slaw. Add some sauce from above.
  • Add shrimp to a bowl, mix in cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and sea salt.
  • Heat a skillet with oil over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until browned.
  • Remove shrimp, and heat tortillas until desired crispiness.
  • Assemble your taco with avocado slices, sauce, and slaw.


Serving: 3people | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 2.5g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 28mg

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