Shrimp Tacos

I have already professed my love for shrimp on this blog in my previous i won’t ramble the same things again.Today I m gonna profess my love for mexican food.Okay first things first..I like all kinda mexican food ..of course only chicken & fish based but not burritos!!!! :( Am I crazy…probably…I don’t know why but I am not a big fan of burritos..its a bundle of joy for all mexican food lovers but I just feel that the bundle of joy is oveflowing…with anything & everything under the sun stuffed into a poor tortilla who cant even cry out “HELP”.!!! :) …The poor tortilla suffocates with load and many a times gives up…and bursts open to relieve itself…I am sorry to hurt my husband [who adores burritos] & all the burritos lovers but I guess sometimes in life the phrase ” TO EACH ITS OWN” applies so invariably!

Well what do I talk of others…me and my husband seem to have exchanged vows of contradicting each other silently at the time of wedding I guess..So we had the “opposites” tradition going on in here too.If I am making shrimp tacos at home …why will he not want “chicken” version for GOD’s sake in exchange of giving up going to ‘Chipotle‘!!! I did make him those..but gave it back to him by refusing to click any pics of his chicken version!!! I know it sounds unromantic….but thats the spice factor of our life :)

Well…now the things I like….tacos, tamales, tortadas,chalupas, guacamole etc …but soft tacos top the list. I made shrimp tacos the unconventional, homely way the other day without cheese & sour cream of course and they turned out terrific!So here I share the recipe….well actually there’s no can throw in anything which suits your taste buds inside a tortilla and call it by any name you want it …or if you fail to christen it…go my way…”xxxxx” taco….how simple is that?

What I needed

For the Taco:

  • 4-5 homemade whole wheat tortillas [You can use store-bought too]
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 green capsicum, sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 4-5 pickled jalapeno [ optional]
  • Cilantro/coriander leaves

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10-15 medium, cleaned, uncooked shrimps [u can use pre cooked shrimp too]
  • 1 green chilli, thinly chopped [ optional]
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed Black Pepper

How I did it:

  • In a pan heat, heat the oil and tip in the garlic and chopped green chili [if using] and saute for 1-2 minutes.Add the shrimp to it and cook untill they change color to orange…About 1 minute.
  • Season with salt & pepper and turn off the heat.Add the lemon juice.Set aside.
  • In the same pan saute the red onion & capsicum for about 2 minutes.Add more oil if required for cooking. Season with salt & pepper and set aside.[See this saves you 1 pan to wash!!!] :)
  • Take a whole wheat tortilla[ homemade in my case] and warm it for 10-20 secs over a hot skillet.

  • Put a layer of onion – capsicum saute on it length wise.Over that put some sliced tomatoes & avocados.You can use guacamole also. I stuck to sliced avocados!
  • Next put up  the cooked shrimp and top it with some pickled jalapeno & cilantro! You can top up with some grated cheese & sour cream too, however I stayed away from them!


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  1. Thanks for your lovely comment dear…the shrimp taco is too tempting…I make taco often but never tried with shrimp…will try your recipe dear….

  2. Tacos look perfect..I love mexican too!!

  3. Ooooh….that’s delicious. I love Mexican food, too. Have just fallen deeper in love with it lately. now I want to cook more. This one would be a good one next….mmmm. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Aw! I love LOVE LOVe Mexican food and I can take down that homely taco in matter of minutes.

  5. We had something similar for dinner last night! Great recipe!

  6. incidentalcooksuman says:

    Hey Tanvi, shrimp tacos looks healthy and delicious..atleast I can guarantee that I can finish this whole tacos without making any mess…I hope you get it what I wanted to say between thanks for visiting my blog and for those lovely words out there..appreciated dearie…have a great care!

  7. Omg, feel like grabbing rite now..very tempting tacos..

  8. Hi Tanvi,

    Great click and looks so delicious dear…

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