Quick and Easy Shrimp Tacos

Delicious Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos- Ready in about 30 minutes!
Shrimp Tacos- Ready in about 30 minutes! | Source

A Delicious Quick and Easy Meal

Shrimp tacos are just the thing for a delicious lite dinner in spring or summer. Shrimp is very low fat and healthy choice for tacos, not to mention delicious! Add some healthy vegetables and my "secret" spices and you have a marvelous, low fat meal. I have tried several different ingredients for shrimp tacos, but my husband agrees, these are absolutely the best!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 - 8 tacos

Shrimp Taco Ingredients

Source

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, medium size, tails removed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Cavanders Greek Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced or chopped
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 6 -8 corn tortillas

Cooking Your Shrimp

Shrimp Cooking in Butter
Shrimp Cooking in Butter | Source
Shrimp Cooked with Spices
Shrimp Cooked with Spices | Source
  1. Heat the 1 tbsp. of butter in skillet on medium setting. When hot, add shrimp and greek seasoning. Stir well to keep from sticking until shrimp is done. This will take about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the cilantro and cook just until it starts to wilt. Turn down to low and stir from time to time.
  3. In a separate skillet, heat the 2 tblsp. of oil on medium high setting. Once hot, add corn tortillas one at a time, turning once. Don't overcook as you want them a little pliable in order to fold them.
  4. When you remove the tortilla, place on paper towels and pat to remove excess oil, then fold and set aside.
  5. You are ready to serve. Fill tortillas with shrimp, lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado.

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado

Source

Variations

These tacos are delicious but there are various condiments you can add if you would like. Sour cream or cheese for just a couple. Picante sauce would be another good choice if you like your tacos a little on the hot side.

I hope you enjoy my shrimp taco recipe. This is a quick and easy delicious recipe. This would make a great lunch or add some Spanish Rice and you have a complete meal!

Have You Ever Tried Shrimp Tacos?

See results without voting

Shrimp Tacos

5 stars from 11 ratings of Shrimp Tacos

© 2012 Sheila Brown

More by this Author


Comments 70 comments

Patsybell profile image

Patsybell 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

voted up and useful. Who wouldn't love this recipe? I'm making this asap.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Patricia! These shrimp tacos are really easy and delicious. I hope you enjoy them, we sure do! Hmm, I think I will make some tonight. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it's always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


pstraubie48 profile image

pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Hi Sheila How did I miss this??? Quick, easy, and full of flavor. I know what we will have on our next taco night. Thanks for sharing.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Deborah-Diane! I had only tried shrimp tacos at a restaurant once. I didn't care for the "coleslaw" type ingredients, so I decided to try to make them at home. We really like my recipe, I hope you give it a try. Thank you for stopping in again, I really appreciate all your support! :)


Deborah-Diane profile image

Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

My husband and I have a favorite Mexican restaurant where we sometimes go for shrimp tacos ... however, we have never tried to make them ourselves. I'm going to try my hand at your recipe. Thanks!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Your welcome, NP.Queen! Thank you for stopping by! :)


NP.QUEEN profile image

NP.QUEEN 3 years ago from Dubai

Thank You


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Suzette! The first time I age a shrimp taco, I didn't care for it. I don't really like the "coleslaw" type ingredient that was in it. So I decided to make my own variation and we really love it! Thank you for your kind comment, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


suzettenaples profile image

suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Great recipe! I've eaten shrimp tacos at restaurants but have never made my own. Your recipe looks delicious. Great presentation and photos. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Anamika! If you like tacos and shrimp, you should love this recipe! My family loves it and it is so easy to make. Thank you for stopping by, commenting and pinning! It is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Mazlan! This would be a great recipe for the kids as it is really easy and delicious. I am glad your are going to give this a try, I think you will find it very good. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Brett! With those huge shrimp, you may have to get bigger taco shells! Thank you for stopping by, commenting and all your support. You always bring me more traffic and it is always greatly appreciated! Have a wonderful day, my friend! :)


Anamika S profile image

Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I love Tacos and shrimp, so I have no reason not to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing! Pinned for reference!


greatstuff profile image

greatstuff 3 years ago from Malaysia

I have bookmarked this article for our next family get together potluck session. It looks easy and something that the kids can try. Thanks for sharing.


Brett.Tesol profile image

Brett.Tesol 3 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

With the massive shrimp we have in Thailand, this could make an incredible light meal/lunch!! :-)

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and awesome.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello, How to! This recipe is really easy and soooo good! Hubby is getting used to it too, but he still laughs at me when I have to climb up on the step stool to take a picture of food on the table or countertop. I am only 5' 2", and to get a really good picture, I have to shoot down. Luckily, he hasn't taken a picture of me, taking a picture! If he ever thinks about it, he would do it and put it on FaceBook! LOL Thank you for stopping by, voting, sharing and pinning! It is always appreciated! Have wonderful day! :)


How to - Answers profile image

How to - Answers 3 years ago from Ireland

This is a new recipe I am going to try. It looks easy to make and so tasty. I too bring my camera everywhere including to kitchen but my family are used to it now lol.

Shared on Twitter and pinned.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Kasman! I'm so glad you like my recipe. I'm sure your are going to love it! Thank you for your kind comment and vote! Have a wonderful day! :)


Kasman profile image

Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

I'm going to be using this recipe. Putting it on my list of ones to make. I'm a huge fan of shrimp and Mexican anyway so this works for me! Great pictures that made my mouth water, voting up!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello DeBorrah! There is not much better than quick, easy and delicious! I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for stopping in and I hope you have a blessed day! :)


DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago

Sgbrown, Yummy! These Shrimp Tacos look quite tasty! The recipe is quick and easy as well! I must try this! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Tammy! These really are soooo good! You are going to get hooked on them! Thank you for the kind comment, share and pin! It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


tammyswallow profile image

tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

This looks so simple, yet wonderful. This is fabulous! Sharing and pinning!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello NP.Queen! I hope you enjoy my recipe for shrimp tacos, it really is quite good! Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


NP.QUEEN profile image

NP.QUEEN 3 years ago from Dubai

Most delicious and easy preparation. I would like to make it soon.Thanks for sharing.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Thank you Rajan! I am glad you came across my hub also. This is a very easy to make and delicious recipe. I hope you and your son in law enjoy it! Thank you for stoppinging in and all your support! It is greatly appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


rajan jolly profile image

rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Wonderful and easy shrimp tacos recipe. Glad to have come across this as my son in law is visiting soon and we'll be trying this out. Like me, he too loves shrimps.

Voted up, useful and pinned.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Chitrangada Sharan! We love shrimp too and this is really easy to make. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for your kind words, vote and pin! Have a wonderful day! :)


ChitrangadaSharan profile image

ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This looks so delicious and tempting. The explanation and illustration is so nicely done. My family just loves shrimps and I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Voting up and pinning.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi vespawoolf! Thank you! I love the greek seasoning on shrimp! Hubby adds it when he grills them too. I think you will really like this recipe! Thank for your stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! :)


vespawoolf profile image

vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Oh wow, my mouth is watering now! Your photos are great. The Greek seasoning sounds like a tasty secret. Can't wait to try these!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello kitkat1141! Thank you! I'm lucky, my kids are all grown and my hubby and I both love seafood. Adding the Greek Seasoning just makes all the difference to me. I think your kids will like these. Let me know! Thank you for stopping in and commenting. It is always appreciated! :)


kitkat1141 profile image

kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

These look delicious. I am always trying to sneak seafood into my kids, and this will probably work! Thanks


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello beingwell! I have never heard of putting chicken and shrimp together before, but who knows, it might be pretty good. If it were me, and I wanted to add something to the mix, I would add some crab meat. The consistency of the meats are more alike, as well as the flavor. Then you could call them "Seafood Tacos" instead of just "Shrimp Tacos". :) Thank you for stopping in, commenting and voting on my hub, I always appreciate it. Have a wonderful day! :)


beingwell profile image

beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

Voted this one useful! I am definitely trying this out! Hmm... can I add chicken into the mix? I feel too much shrimps would scare my hubby. hihihi...


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello GlstngRosePetals! Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for stopping in and voting! It is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)


GlstngRosePetals profile image

GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

What a easy recipe to prepare and a wonderful light dinner idea for any occasion. This sounds really good and i'm going to have to make this soon. Voted up!!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Brenda! I don't know what to say here. LOL I hate to see you "fall of the wagon" , but if you are going to anyway, I think you will really enjoy the shrimp tacos. Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day! :)


Hyphenbird profile image

Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

These look scrumptious. I have been vegetarian for many years and vegan for about a year now. But when I fall off the wagon (not often) it is for shrimp or salmon. Next time I will make your shrimp tacos. They look amazing!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Arielqiao! You should try my shrimp taco recipe, it is very good and really not like Chinese dumplings. The taco shell is light and crispy. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a great day! :)


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello ishwaryaa22! I never thought of shrimp and tacos going together, but with this recipe, it is very good! I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for your kind words, votes and sharing. It is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


ishwaryaa22 profile image

ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A scrumptious dish! I am fond of seafood! This is something that I would like to try soon. Your instructions are clearly explained and the photos looked drool-worthy! Rated your recipe 5 stars!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello dwachira! Both the shrimp and picante sauce are low fat and healthy. I think they make a good combination. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for stopping in and commenting! Have a great day!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Suzie! If you love shrimp/prawns, you should love these tacos! Shrimp is one of my favorite foods. Glad you found my chicken taco recipe as well. I want to keep everybody happy! Thank you for all you support!!! It is greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day! :)


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Kathy! I do hope you try them sometime, they are really easy and so good. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. It is always appreciated. Have a great day!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Peggy! I had never tried shrimp tacos as the ones I saw had coleslaw in them. So I decided to make my own version. We love 'em! Thank you again for all your support!!! Have a wonderful day!!!


dwachira profile image

dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I would like to try this Shrimp Tacos and especially because Shrimp is very low fat which is healthy. With Picante sauce, it must be delicious. Voted up and useful.


Suzie HQ profile image

Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi sg,

I love shrimp and prawns so this recipe sounds so me!! Definitely going to try this out! I was going to ask if you had a chicken one as my partner is not a fish fan but see you have one so i'm checking that out also!! Thanks so much for a tasty, quick taco! voted up ++++++ and sharing :-)


savingkathy profile image

savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

These look good! I'll have to try them one of these days. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


Peggy W profile image

Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have eaten shrimp tacos in Mexican restaurants but have never made them at home...silly me. We are having shrimp in another form tonight but I will keep your good sounding recipe in mind for another time soon. I don't have the Greek seasoning but have loads of other spices and herbs to flavor the shrimp. This gets 5 stars from me and up votes plus will share.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Deborah! I love tacos too, but I never thought shrimp and tacos went together. I have tweaked my recipe since the first time I made these and I think they are really good! I hope you like them! Thank you so much for the comment, and especially the sharing, I appreciate it very much! Have a great day! :)


Deborah Brooks profile image

Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I loved shrimp and I love tacos... I love this.. I will be making this.. sharing on cooking time.. on facebook

I am Deborah Brooks langford on facebook


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello alocsin! I never thought shrimp and tacos went together until I tried them once. I didn't care for the "slaw" or sauce they used in them, so I made my own and like them much better. I hope you give my recipe a try sometime. Thank you for your comment and vote, it is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)


alocsin profile image

alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This sounds delicious. They actually have shrimp tacos at our local Mexican restaurant. Voting this Up and Useful.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Deborah! The shrimp tacos really are soooo easy and delicious too. I hope you enjoy them! Thank you for your kind comment. Have a great day!


DeborahNeyens profile image

DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

This looks amazingly delicious and easy. I'm going to add it to my week-night dinner rotation. Thanks!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Susan. These shrimp tacos are so easy and really good. I hope you enjoy my recipe, it has become one of my favorites! Thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a great day! :)


Just Ask Susan profile image

Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oh my these look so good! I've never had shrimp tacos before but I do love tacos and shrimp. Will try your recipe soon.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Lesley! They really are sooo good. I hope you try them some time. Thank you for stopping in,commenting and voting! Have a wonderful day! :)


Movie Master profile image

Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Mmmm - sounds so delicious!

Thank you and voted up!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello Mhatter99! I love shrimp and tacos, so combining the two just makes me a happy cook! I hope you give my recipe a try sometime. Thank you for stopping in and commenting, it is always appreciated! Have a wonderful day! :)


Mhatter99 profile image

Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

If you know hoe much I love tacos, you know much I love this. (I do do do...)


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello bravewarrior! Sounds like it is almost time for supper! I hope you give my shrimp tacos a try sometime, they are really good! I think the Greek seasoning, (I know Greek seasoning in tacos...) but it makes the difference. Thank you for your wonderful comment, it is always appreciated. Have a great day! :)


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hi Carol! I love quick and easy...and good! I think what makes these so different is the Greek seasoning. Greek seasoning in tacos? Yeah, but it just makes all the difference. Thank you for you kind comment, I always appreciate hearing from you! I hope you give my shrimp tacos a try sometime. Have a wonderful day!


bravewarrior profile image

bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Mmmmm. It's 4:18 PM and you're making me hungry! Those look delicious - I love shrimp!


carol7777 profile image

carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Shrimp and tacos are a winning combination. Great recipe and of course your lovely photos. This looks easy also and I always like that.


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello ellebyam! This really is a very easy recipe to prepare and sooo good! My husband know that when I bring my camera into the kitchen, supper is going to be a little late. LOL Thank you for your kind comment. Have a wonderful day!


sgbrown profile image

sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma Author

Hello tglowv! Thank you, I hope you give my recipe a try sometime. Thanks for stopping in, reading and voting. It is always appreciated. Welcome to HubPages!


ellebyam profile image

ellebyam 4 years ago from North and South Poles

This is an amazingly easy-to-prepare recipe. And Yummy too! The only downside - it was gone even before I had the chance to take photos of my version. LOL ! Thank you for sharing a delectable hub!


tglowv profile image

tglowv 4 years ago from Morgantown, WV

This looks like a delicious recipe! Voted up and awesome.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working