Kick your taco night up a notch with these quick and easy shrimp tacos! they’re spicy, tangy and a true family favorite!

Tacos have been our go-to meal lately, especially during a busy week. And these chipotle lime shrimp tacos are some of the best we’ve ever had!

They’re a little spicy, are loaded with crisp cabbage and creamy avocado and all drizzled with the best homemade chipotle lime sauce! (Pro tip: Charr those tortillas loves! I’m telling ya, it makes a world of difference!

INGREDIENTS
CHIPOTLE LIME SHRIMP TACOS

  • Chipotle lime shrimp: Can use fresh or frozen shrimp. (Just make sure they’re peeled and deveined before cooking them!)
  • Cabbage: Adds a little texture and crunch to your tacos. (You can use green or purple cabbage or even a mixture of both!)
  • Red onion: Compliments each flavor and adds to its texture.
  • Avocado: Adds creaminess to balance out the spice from your shrimp. (Guacamole would also be a great replacement too!)
  • Chipotle sauce: Takes your tacos to the next level & adds even more spice and flavor! (See my recipe below)
  • Optional toppings: cotija or cheddar cheese, extra lime, cilantro, hot sauce (even though they’re pretty spicy already!)
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INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO MAKE EASY CHIPOTLE LIME SHRIMP

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Squeeze of fresh lime

1. Add your shrimp and spices to a large plastic bag and give them a good squeeze of fresh lime juice. Then shake the bag until the shrimp is fully coated.

2. Next, spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat it over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp is cooked all the way through.


HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR SHRIMP IS COOKED?

Shrimp can be a little tricky when it comes to cooking because they’re so small and cook so fast. But don’t worry loves! You’ll know the shrimp is cooked through when it turns pink/opaque and starts to curl on itself. (I’ll usually wait until I see the shrimp turn pink/opaque half way in the pan and then I know they’re ready to flip! They’ll usually take about 2-3 minutes per side.) Also make sure not to crowd the pan because the shrimp won’t cook evenly then. If you have to make them in batches – that’s OK!

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INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHIPOTLE LIME SAUCE

This sauce is one of my favorite condiments for tacos because it’s simple, super flavorful and only requires 3 ingredients!

  • 3/4 cup light mayo
  • 3/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice

Whisk these ingredients together in a bowl and place the sauce in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. (Quick note: The sauce can thicken up a little bit after it’s been sitting in the fridge, so you may need to add a smidge more lime juice when you go to use it.)

Enjoy!

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