Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Pinterest is my latest source for recipe finds, not always healthy but tasty for sure.  I found this really tasty creamy garlic cabbage slaw  on top some spicy shrimp recipe to be amazing.  This will hit my repeat recipes for sure.  I followed most of the directions- I used Old Bay Seasoning in replacement of southwest seasoning and used slightly more cayenne pepper than indicated.  Excellent and I’m even using the reserved garlic sauce for a salmon recipe I’ll be making soon. :))  I found this recipe from food blogger Pinch of Yum. :))  And yes….that is a Max and Ruby plate I got there…. :))  I’m interested in investing in the taco holders Pinch of Yum has on her beautiful pictures.

shrimp recipe

 

INGREDIENTS
For the Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (less if you’re sensitive to garlicky things)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • ½ cup sour cream
For the Shrimp Tacos
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and southwestern seasoning (see notes)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 2-3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1-2 avocados
  • Cotija cheese and additional cilantro for topping
  • lime wedges for serving
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Pulse all the sauce ingredients except the sour cream in a food processor. When mostly smooth, add the sour cream and pulse until combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Set aside.
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and sprinkle with the spices. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and saute for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through.
  3. Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage until it the cabbage is coated to your liking. It should resemble a coleslaw – you want it to be enough sauce so the cabbage is weighed down a little bit. Use leftover sauce on top of the tacos or in other recipes.
  4. To serve tacos, smash a spoonful of avocado on the tortillas, top with a few pieces of shrimp, top with coleslaw, and finish with Cotjia cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges.

 

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