Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

July 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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Serves: 4 (2 small tacos each)


For the Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce:
¼ cup oil
¼ cup water
½ cup chopped green onions
½ cup cilantro leaves
2-3 cloves garlic (less if you're sensitive to garlicky things)
½ teaspoon salt
juice of 2 limes
½ cup sour cream

For the Shrimp Tacos:
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
1 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and southwestern seasoning (see notes)
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
2-3 cups shredded green cabbage
8 small corn tortillas
1-2 avocados
Cotija cheese and additional cilantro for topping
lime wedges for serving


Pulse all the sauce ingredients except the sour cream in a food processor. When mostly smooth, add the sour cream and pulse until combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Set aside.

Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and sprinkle with the spices. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and saute for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through.
Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage until it the cabbage is coated to your liking. It should resemble a coleslaw - you want it to be enough sauce so the cabbage is weighed down a little bit. Use leftover sauce on top of the tacos or in other recipes.

To serve tacos, smash a spoonful of avocado on the tortillas, top with a few pieces of shrimp, top with coleslaw, and finish with Cotjia cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges.

Source: Pinch of Yum

Category: Recipes: Main Entrees

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