Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Lime Sauce

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Lunch
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A simple spicy shrimp taco served in corn tortillas with shredded cabbage, avocado, cilantro, and creamy lime sauce.



  • 1/21 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 bag shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Extra lime wedges for serving

Shrimp Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Creamy lime sauce

  • 3 tablespoons lite sour cream
  • 1/2 lime, juice squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch, chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare all your shrimp taco toppings and set aside. Mix the creamy lime sauce in a small bowl and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Remove the tails from the shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Place in a medium bowl and squeeze juice from half a lime over the shrimp. Add the seasoning mix and toss until shrimp are fully coated.
  3. Heat the butter over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet. Once melted, add the remaining 1/2 clove of minced garlic and simmer for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and no longer transparent.
  4. Warm the tortillas for 10-15 seconds in the microwave and assemble your shrimp tacos with your desired toppings. Sliced avocado, shredded cabbage, cilantro and creamy lime sauce. Serve with extra lime wedges.

Keywords: spicy shrimp tacos, shrimp taco sauce


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