Shrimp Tacos With Chipotle Lime Slaw: A Flavorful Delight

Tacos are a staple of Mexican cuisine, and there are so many different variations of this classic dish. One of the most popular is shrimp tacos, and for good reason – they’re delicious! With the addition of a zesty and spicy Chipotle Lime Slaw, these shrimp tacos are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

To start, you’ll need 4 cups of medium-sized raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and with the tails removed. Heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1½ teaspoons of garlic salt. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink and cooked through. Set aside.

Next, it’s time to prepare the Chipotle Lime Slaw. Combine ½ a shredded green cabbage, ½ a shredded red cabbage, 1 small finely chopped red onion, and ½ a cup of roughly chopped fresh cilantro in a large bowl. Add ½ a cup of Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

For the Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce, whisk together ½ a cup of sour cream, ½ a cup of mayonnaise, 1½ tablespoons of pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, ½ a teaspoon of garlic powder, and ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt. This will be the perfect accompaniment to the shrimp and slaw.

To assemble the tacos, warm 8 small flour or corn tortillas in a dry skillet or on a griddle. Add a few pieces of cooked shrimp to each tortilla, and top with a generous spoonful of the Chipotle Lime Slaw. Drizzle with the Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce and serve immediately.

These Shrimp Tacos With Chipotle Lime Slaw are a wonderful blend of spicy, tangy, and savory flavors. They make a great meal for a summer evening or any time you want to bring a little bit of Mexican cuisine to your table. Enjoy!

Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce

Shrimp Tacos With Chipotle Lime Slaw

Course Dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 Tacos
Author Stasia Wimmer Boschetti

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 4 cups (two 12oz bags) medium size raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail removed
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • teaspoon garlic salt

Chipotle Lime Slaw

  • ½ a green cabbage, shredded
  • ½ a red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chop or leave whole
  • ½ cup Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce, more or less to taste

Tortillas

  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas, warmed

Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, pureed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. To start, you'll need 4 cups of medium-sized raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and with the tails removed. Heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1½ teaspoons of garlic salt. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink and cooked through. Set aside.

  2. Next, it's time to prepare the Chipotle Lime Slaw. Combine ½ a shredded green cabbage, ½ a shredded red cabbage, 1 small finely chopped red onion, and ½ a cup of roughly chopped fresh cilantro in a large bowl. Add ½ a cup of Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

  3. For the Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce, whisk together ½ a cup of sour cream, ½ a cup of mayonnaise, 1½ tablespoons of pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, ½ a teaspoon of garlic powder, and ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt. This will be the perfect accompaniment to the shrimp and slaw.

  4. To assemble the tacos, warm 8 small flour or corn tortillas in a dry skillet or on a griddle. Add a few pieces of cooked shrimp to each tortilla, and top with a generous spoonful of the Chipotle Lime Slaw. Drizzle with the Chipotle Lime Crema Sauce and serve immediately.

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