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Cajun Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 -6 servings


Cajun Tacos:

  • 15-20 medium shrimp uncooked and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup slaw mix shredded carrots, cabbage
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • garnish: shredded cheese and avocado

Cilantro Cream Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • pinch of salt


  • Add shrimp to a large bowl. Add Cajun seasoning, chili powder and paprika. Mix well, making sure each shrimp is coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Make the cilantro cream sauce: add all ingredients to a glass measuring glass or medium bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat a skillet/cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and melt. Once melted, add shrimp and cook on each side 3 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and dice into pieces.
  • While the shrimp is cooking, heat up 1/2 teaspoon oil in a medium skillet. Once hot, add the slaw mix and sauté until softened, but still crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Fry tortillas in canola oil for a few minutes, then fold in half and dab with a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Assemble tacos: tortillas, shrimp, slaw mix, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, cilantro cream sauce and garnishes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!