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Fast & Easy Shrimp Tacos

Updated on February 20, 2013
4 stars from 3 ratings of Shrimp Tacos

Time for TACOS!!! (^-^)

This shrimp-tacular recipe for tacos is fast, easy, AND low-calorie! That's right, you can make restaurant-quality Mexican food for half the price and none of the guilt. Margaritas not included.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Makes 15 tacos


  • 1/2 bag Medium shrimp, peeled & deveined, (approx. 112 pcs.)
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1.5 cups Onions, diced
  • 10 sprigs Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups Purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice
  • 3 cloves Fresh garlic, miced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 package Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 bottle Salsa Brava Hot Sauce
  • 15 tortillas La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Fiber & Flax Yellow Corn Tortillas


  1. Dice onions & chop cilantro. Toss the two ingredients together in a bowl & set aside.
  2. Shred cabbage. Place in a bowl & set aside.
  3. Create a lime crema by mixing together sour cream and lime juice. Set aside.
  4. Sauté shrimp, with olive oil and minced garlic, in a large pan on medium heat. Season with a dash of black pepper (optional).
  5. Add taco seasoning to shrimp and stir (you may add a tsp. or so of water if the sauce becomes too thick).
  6. Once shrimp is thoroughly-coated, remove from heat. Place in a covered serving bowl & set aside.
  7. Warm tortillas (low-medium heat) in a small, lightly-greased pan (you may use olive oil, lard, butter, or- my personal favorite- bacon grease).
  8. Create a foil-pouch to keep the tortillas warm while cooking. Once all tortillas are heated, you're ready to start building!
  9. Build your tacos... Tortilla + shrimp mix + veggies + lime crema + salsa brava + cheese = 151 calorie taco!!!
  10. BONUS: You can either build & serve in 3-taco servings OR set up a taco-bar (with all ingredients & condiments laid out) for a taco customizing party...ENJOY!! d(^-^)b
WARNING:  It's messily-delicious!!!
WARNING: It's messily-delicious!!!

TattooKitty's Shrimp Tacos

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3 Tacos
Calories 455
Calories from Fat117
% Daily Value *
Fat 13 g20%
Carbohydrates 49 g16%
Sugar 10 g
Protein 36 g72%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • Lizam1 profile image


      4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Very nice recipe - a must do for my veggie self and daughter in 2014. Thanks.

    • ryanjhoe profile image


      5 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      Wow! looks delicious! Especially, I really love any foods that involve shrimp. I would love to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Hi instantlyfamily!! If you need it savory, stress-free dinner done quickly, this recipe is IT!! Plus, with minimal effort cooking, clean-up is a cinch!! Hope you enjoy (^-^)

    • instantlyfamily profile image


      5 years ago

      You had me at fast and easy and then... shrimp! I am excited and my mouth is watering. This sounds like a recipe that will please me whole family!

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Hi Debbie! I know you're going to love this recipe...these tacos are excellent for when you don't feel like putting too much effort into your meal (but want it to taste like you did, LOL!) Thanks for stopping by!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love shrimp and I love tacos and I love fish tacos.. mmmm sharing on cooking time


    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Hey Brett!! Much thanks for stopping by to read and comment. You're going to love these easy and tasty! Please come back to rate the recipe after you try it. Enjoy! (^-^)

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      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Thailand

      Love the COLOUR of these!! They look awesome and you just can't beat Tacos for a light meal.

      Shared, Tweeted, up, awesome and useful.

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Hi Billybuc! I hope you enjoy this's perfect for the nights when you want a low-maintenance meal (with high-taste results!) Thank you for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I started browsing your hubs and my stomach told me to stop on this one. Great recipe. I love shrimp and I love tacos, so there is a pretty good chance I'll love this recipe. :) Thanks and good job!

    • TattooKitty profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for reading & commenting, Kat! I promise you won't be disappointed!

    • kat_thurston profile image


      5 years ago

      These look and sound deliscous will definately try them.


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