Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos are packed with flavor and ready in just 15 minutes! You’re going to love this easy shrimp tacos recipe!

Yum tacos! Is there really such a thing as a bad taco? Well, you won’t find that with this recipe. The Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos are everything you could want: filled with delicious cilantro lime flavored shrimp, topped with the most delicious salad. The family will be begging for these on Taco Tuesday for a long time!

  • How do I control the spice level/heat in the Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos?

    Some people like it hot, some don’t. It’s easy to adapt this recipe to your own personal taste preferences. For those who like heat, this recipe (as written) is a good medium heat. To lower the spice level, reduce or omit the red pepper flakes in the cilantro-lime dressing and reduce or omit the serrano peppers. To increase the spice level, use a spicier ground pepper, or double the serrano and red pepper flakes.

  • Can you use precooked shrimp?

    Yes, you can! Most grocery store seafood counters have precooked shrimp, which is really convenient. Skip the step that involves cooking the shrimp and just toss the precooked shrimp with a little sauce. This will yield cold shrimp tacos. If you want it warm, heat it gently in a pan until hot.

  • How much juice is in 1 lime?

    Limes vary in size and juiciness. On average, one lime yields about 2 tablespoons of lime juice. When picking limes, squeeze them lightly. The firmer they are, the less juice will be in them. Roll them on the countertop with the palm of your hand before juicing to make it easier to release the juice from the fruit.

  • Dried cilantro vs. fresh cilantro:

    We call for a lot of cilantro in our sauce recipe, and dried cilantro really doesn’t give the same results. You’ll want to stick to the recipe as written and use fresh cilantro in your tacos.

  • Storage Instructions:

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet on the stove over medium-low heat until heated through.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos are packed with flavor and ready in just 15 minutes! You’re going to love this easy shrimp tacos recipe!

Preparation time 10 minute

cooking time 5 minute

total time 15 minute

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  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lime Juiced
  • 1 serrano pepper fine cut
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • 2 pound peeled shrimp remove the tail
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili


  • 2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream


  • Tortillas or flour tortillas for serving
  • lime wedge
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh cheese


  • In a small bowl, make a sauce by whisking together cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, serrano pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Toss shrimp with 2 tablespoons sauce and paprika. Cook in the skillet for 3 to 5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Keep away from heat sources. Once cooked, smear with 2 tablespoons of the sauce.

  • Combine leftover dressing with cabbage, more cilantro, and sour cream for a salad. Toss until combined.

  • Spoon the shrimp onto the tortillas, then sprinkle the salsa on top. Garnish with queso fresco and serve with lime wedges.

Calories: 267kcal | carbohydrate: 4G | protein: 32G | fat: 13G | Saturated fat: 2G | cholesterol: 386mg | sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 189mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 330unit | Vitamin C: twenty twomg | calcium: 269mg | iron: 3.5mg

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos