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Cajun Shrimp Tacos

This delicious, easy recipe is Gr8 for any night of the week!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time33 minutes
Course: Fish, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Mexican
Keyword: Cajun Shrimp Tacos
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Anna



  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to your taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced


  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, I used a mixture of cheddar and jack
  • 1 avocado, cut in chunks

Chili Lime Cream

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 drops Tapatio or your favorite pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced


For Taco Filling:

  • In a small dish mix together the chili powder, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Set aside.
  • Put the shrimp into a medium sized bowl and toss with the chili powder mixture until all the shrimp are coated.
  • Heat the tortillas either in a dry skillet or directly over the gas flame of the stove or grill and then wrap in a towel to keep warm.
  • Heat the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the garlic starts to release its fragrance.
  • Add the shrimp and sauté until opaque in the center, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with the warm tortillas and the toppings.

For Chili Lime Cream:

  • Mix all seven ingredients together until well combined.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Serve on top of your favorite tacos or tostadas!
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