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Sautéed Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Hot Sauce

Sautéed Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Hot Sauce
Sautéed Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Hot Sauce

Sautéed Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Hot Sauce

The creamy sauce with a kick compliments these flavorful shrimp wonderfully.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Tacos


Shrimp Taco Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 8 small tortillas corn tortillas, flour tortillas, or taco shells
  • 1 large avocado peeled, pitted, diced
  • ½ small head of purple cabbage shredded
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 cup cotija cheese grated
  • 1 bunch of cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • Olive oil

Shrimp Seasoning Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Sauce Ingredients

  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice from two limes
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Sriracha sauce or another hot sauce


  • Rinse and pat dry shrimp and set in a large bowl
  • In a smaller bowl combine the ingredients for the seasoning
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over the shrimp and stir to coat the shrimp
  • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and place the seasoned shrimp in the skillet
  • Sauté for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping occasionally
  • When done, set it to the side and keep warm
  • In a large bowl add the shredded purple cabbage and a small portion of the shrimp taco sauce, stir to combine well
  • Warm up the tortillas
  • Slice and dice the avocado
  • Assemble the tacos by spreading a small amount of sauce in the center of the tortilla
  • Place a few shrimp on top of the sauce, scoop some of the purple cabbage mixes on top of the shrimp, and place a few pieces of avocado on top of the slaw
  • Drizzle with the shrimp taco sauce
  • Enjoy!
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