Shrimp Tacos

by Carrie on May 19, 2011

Adam doesn’t like mexican food, when he does eat mexican food he often opts for fish or shrimp tacos. So when I saw these pop up in my reader I knew I should make them. I have been eating more shrimp lately and it would make him happy.

I personally was not a fan of the shrimp, but it was more because of the seafood. Adam loved them! But the sauce… oh the sauce is out of this world! I ended up making a chicken taco and put a bunch of sauce on because it is delicious. I will be serving the sauce instead of regular sou cream with all tacos now. If your a fish/shrimp taco fan you wont be disappointed in the shrimp either, if not opt for chicken or beef.

Shrimp Tacos (From: Taste of Home Cooking, Originally From: Heather)

  • 1lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 T. Olive oil
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 cloves Chopped garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 T. Chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1 can chopped green chilies or 1 jalapeno, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Your favorite hot sauce

Combine shrimp, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and chili/cayenne in a bowl. Marinate shrimp for up to 30 minutes. Cook shrimp on grill.

Meanwhile, combine chilies/jalapeno with ranch dressing and sour cream in a food processor and blend until smooth. Warm the tortillas while the shrimp are cooking.

To assemble: smear some sauce on a tortilla, then top with shrimp, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Drizzle with extra sauce and a few drops of hot sauce.

© 2011, Carrie. All rights reserved.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 The Home Cook May 19, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’m so glad you liked these (well, the sauce at least). Definitely versatile for chicken or seafood. Yum!


2 Kate May 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Carrie, sometimes I don’t know what to do with you! Here I was thinking I liked Adam, because he likes pumpkin pie, but then he goes and ruins it by disliking Mexican food! I think you should run away and come, have a Mexican feast with me. We’ll send you home before dessert!


3 Adam May 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

It’s not that I dislike mexican food, I just don’t want to eat it 4 days of the week like Carrie does. : ) Once a week or so for tacos or anything works just fine for me. I can say these were really good to. I could have cooked the shrimp a little longer, the grill was running kind of cold for some reason. Otherwise the sauce itself I liked. I think it could do with a little more flavor for some or some more heat but otherwise it can really be used on a lot. Great meal.


4 Carrie May 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Kate a trip to Cali sounds great!


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