I created this easy shrimp tacos recipe a few years ago during Lent. I was looking for something that wasn't fried that was also quick and easy to make after a busy week. It quickly became one of our family favorites!

Sadly, we don't get to eat them as often because my youngest developed a shellfish allergy last year. However, I craved them this week and decided I just had to make them while she wasn't home.

They did not disappoint, and I love these shrimp tacos! This easy shrimp tacos recipe is so easy that it will take you less than 30 minutes to put dinner on the table on a busy night.

Easy Shrimp Tacos with coleslaw and a honey citrus sauce

Super Easy Shrimp Tacos Ingredients

To make these shrimp tacos, you'll need:

Easy Shrimp Tacos ingreditents

How To Make Shrimp Tacos

Heat your tortillas according to package directions and set them aside. I usually do mine in. a small skillet on medium heat for about 30 seconds to one minute per side.

Put olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat, add shrimp, Chef Paul's seafood magic, and about 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (I like a lot of garlic, so add as much or as little as you prefer). Cook shrimp on each side for about 3-4 minutes until done.

You can add in some chili powder or paprika to your shrimp while cooking to give it a little extra kick!

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Sauteed shrimp in garlic and spices

How to Make the Coleslaw and Honey Citrus Sauce for your Shrimp Tacos

While the shrimp are cooking, mix your coleslaw and honey citrus sauce.

In one bowl, add your coleslaw, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, one teaspoon of lemon juice and lime juice, and one tablespoon of honey. I only used about 1/3-1/2 bag of coleslaw for four tacos.

In another bowl, add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon each of lemon juice, lime juice, and paprika.

One teaspoon of lemon juice is approximately 1/2 of a lemon.

One teaspoon of lime juice is approximately 1/2 of a lime.

Coleslaw for shrimp tacos
Easy Shrimp Tacos with coleslaw and a honey citrus sauce

How To Serve Your Shrimp Tacos

Place coleslaw on a warm tortilla, add cooked shrimp, and top with the honey citrus sauce.

Easy Shrimp Tacos with coleslaw and a honey citrus sauce

That's it, perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, a Friday dinner during Lent, or for Taco Tuesday!

Other Shrimp Taco Toppings

Some other favorite toppings you can add to your shrimp tacos are:

  • Queso
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Fresh Avocado Slices
  • Sour Cream
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Salsa
  • Mango Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Taco Sauce
  • Sriracha Sauce

The choices are ENDLESS!

Shrimp Taco Recipe

Easy Quick Shrimp Tacos
Yield: 6-8

Super Easy 30 Minute Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Super easy shrimp tacos with coleslaw and a citrus mayonnaise sauce. These are so easy it will take you less than 30 minutes to put dinner on the table!

Ingredients

Tacos

Coleslaw

  • 1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise 
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice or 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice or 1/2 Lime
  • 1 tbsp Honey 

Citrus Dressing

Instructions

  1. Heat your tortillas according to package directions and set them aside.
  2. Put oil in a skillet on medium heat, add shrimp, Chef Paul’s seafood magic, and about two tablespoons of minced garlic. Cook shrimp on each side for about 3-4 minutes until done.
  3. While the shrimp are cooking mix your coleslaw and citrus dressing. In one bowl add your coleslaw, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of honey.

    In another bowl add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise,  1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, lime juice, and paprika.
  4. Put coleslaw on the tortilla, add shrimp, and top with the citrus dressing.

Notes

You can add chili powder or paprika to your shrimp while cooking to give it an extra kick of flavor.

1 tsp of lemon juice is approximately the juice of 1/2 of a lemon.

1 tsp of lime juice is approximately the juice of 1/2 of a lime.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 407Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 113mgSodium 599mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 10g

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