This recipe for shrimp tacos with spicy cilantro lime sauce is easy to follow and quick to make, so you can have restaurant-quality, spicy sauteed shrimp tacos in minutes.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Total Time20 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Cilantro Lime Sauce Recipe
For the Shrimp
1poundmedium raw shrimp(peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
For the Sauce
½ to 1teaspoonhot sauce(adjust based on spice preference)
For the Taco Assembly
7-9flour or corn tortillas,4-inch
fresh lime juice
In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and dried basil. Use this mixture to thoroughly coat all the shrimp.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the shrimp, lime juice, and soy sauce. Cook the shrimp until pink on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a food processor or blender, blend together the sour cream, buttermilk, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt. Set aside.
To assemble the tacos, warm the corn tortillas and then start with a layer of homemade or store-bought guacamole and spread it on the bottom center of each tortilla. Then layer it with a small bunch of green cabbage followed by the cooked shrimp. Drizzle some of the cilantro-lime sauce over each taco and then top with a squeeze of lime juice, feta cheese, and chopped cilantro.
Plate and enjoy!
You will know when the shrimp is cooked when it is pink and no longer gray or translucent, and the shrimp curls slightly. Shrimp usually takes about 1 to 3 minutes to cook on either side depending on the size of the shrimp used. Don’t spend more than 4 to 6 minutes cooking the shrimp or it will be overdone and rubbery.
If you’re not entirely a fan of spicy food, feel free to remove the spicy elements such as the chili powder, cayenne pepper, jalapeno, and hot sauce!