Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Sriracha Sauce and Cilantro Slaw

The shrimp in this recipe are so full of flavor, topped with your own delicious slaw, and creamy spicy sauce – goodness gracious good! If you love shrimp, if you love tacos, you’re going to love this recipe! And just a note, this recipe definitely has a little heat, so feel free to lessen the sriracha and/or the quantity of jalapeno according to your taste.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos and Creamy Sriracha Sauce
Cilantro and Lime Slaw



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Ingredients for Shrimp

  • 24 medium shrimp (peel and devein)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion or garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Ingredients for Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce

  • Ingredients for Slaw
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1/4 cup red onion sliced thinly or diced

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

  • 1 jalapeno seeded

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Taco or Tortilla Shells of Your Choice
  • We used small tortilla shells.

Directions for Sauce (we’ll start with the easiest!)

  • Combine ingredients for sauce and set aside. See what we mean!
  • Directions for Slaw (well, this is easy too!)
  • Combine all ingredients for the slaw and set aside.
  • Directions for Shrimp
  • Combine shrimp, a tablespoon of olive oil, and the spices in a medium bowl and combine well to coat the shrimp.
  • Heat remaining oil in a large pan or skillet for a couple of minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is pink and cooked all the way through. This usually takes about 5 minutes.
  • Heat your tortilla or taco shells any way you normally would – we place ours in a frying pan and brown just a tiny bit on both sides. Assemble your tacos with that shrimp, slaw, and sauce, squirt a little lime over the top, and ta da! The best shrimp tacos ever!

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