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Zesty Shrimp Tacos

Spicy pan grilled shrimp tacos loaded with a zest honey cilantro lime slaw and topped with a creamy sriracha sauce. These tacos are spicy, sweet, zesty and bursting with flavor!Shrimp tacos have become a weeknight favorite.

They’re super quick and easy to make, present very well and will make you look like a pro!This recipe is inspired by my popular spicy shrimp and avocado salsa tacos. Instead of an avocado salad, we’re switching things up by using a honey cilantro lime slaw and topping the tacos off with a creamy sriracha sauce. The spice from the shrimp paired with the crunch and sweet hint of honey from the slaw and the creamy sriracha sauce will make your mouth sing.

The combo is a perfect combo of sweet, zesty, crunchy, spicy and creamy!!

These tacos are quick, simple, and seriously satisfying.


  • 20 medium shrimp peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion or garlic powder optional

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper optional

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Cilantro Lime Slaw

  • 2 cups cabbage shredded

  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced

  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded optional

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

Creamy Sriracha sauce

1/4 cup ranch dressing or sour-cream or even Greek Yogurt

1 tablespoon Sriracha

6 small corn or flour tortillas


To cook the Shrimp:

Combine shrimp, oil, and spices in a medium bowl or zip lock bag. Use right away OR cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes or up to 48 hours. Heat a large heavy-duty or cast iron skillet on high heat for 2 minutes. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan and shrimp. Cook shrimp until pink and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes.

To make the


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl until mixed through. Use right away or cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

To make creamy

Sriracha Sauce

Whisk sriracha and ranch or sour-cream or mayo in a small bowl. Taste and add more sriracha if desired.

To assemble:

Grill tortillas on the stove top over the flame until lightly charred (this step is optional). Top each tortilla with 4-5 pieces of shrimp and some slaw. Drizzle with sriracha sauce. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

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