Cilantro Lime Slaw Shrimp Tacos - A tasty, quick and easy meal. Crunchy, fresh, bright, tangy and delicious! Perfect for warm weather.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: cilantro, shrimp, slaw, tacos
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
1poundlarge raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
16small corn tortillas
1/4teaspoonfresh ground pepper
2cupsshredded green cabbage
2cupsshredded purple cabbage
2green onions, diced (we use the green tops only)
1jalapeno, diced and seeded
Juice of 1 lime
Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce:
In a medium bowl combine the olive oil, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the shrimp and toss to coat evenly.
In a medium bowl add the green cabbage, purple cabbage, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno and juice of 1 lime and toss to combine. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine the sour cream, cilantro and remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the shrimp into the hot skillet and sear on one side for 1-2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, sear on the other side until pink all the way through, no longer opaque, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Warm the tortillas.
Assemble tacos, layer two tortillas on top of each other, top with the slaw, a few shrimp, avocado and cream sauce.
Adjust the spice level to your taste. Up the cayenne in the shrimp or add more jalapenos to the slaw.