You'll love the shrimp taco marinade in this recipe. It's smoky and tangy made with cumin, garlic and lime. The seafood doesn't need to marinate for long and this simple shrimp taco recipe is ready for the whole family in about 25 minutes.
Course Main Course
Keyword shrimp, soft tacos, tacos
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1pound mediumshrimppeeled, tail removed, deveined
FOR SHRIMP TACO MARINADE:
pinch cayenne pepper
1teaspoon+ 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
1limezested and juiced
1cupcharred salsa verderecipe on this site
1limecut into wedges
OTHER OPTIONAL GARNISHES:
pickled red onions
pico de gallo
Place peeled and deveined shrimp in a bowl. Coat with 1 teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and cayenne. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
Place a pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and let it heat until it's slick, but not quite smoking. Add shrimp to the pan in a single layer and cook until just slightly turning pink, 1-2 minutes. Use a pair of tongs to flip them in the pan and continue cooking an additional minute. Add the garlic, lime zest and lime juice. Cook and stir for an additional minute. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.
To assemble: place 4-5 shrimp in a warm tortilla, top with additional cilantro, charred salsa verde and crumbled queso fresco. Add other accompaniments if desired. Finish with a squeeze of lime
Serve with a side of yellow rice, or white rice and black beans. (I always top the beans with additional salsa).