Slightly sweet and full of spice, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos are a perfect for a quick, easy weeknight dinner.
Just popping in to share a quick recipe with you today! I mentioned in yesterday’s Weekly Eats post that meals have definitely gotten a little crazier since Squish was born. Trying to find enough time for both hubby and I to workout after work, plus make time to hang out as a family means dinners need to be quick and easy.
These Spicy Shrimp Tacos fit the bill. The shrimp cook very quickly and taco shells are the perfect vehicle for shrimp + all your favorite toppings! These are actually a spin on one of my go-to meals – Sweet and Spicy Shrimp with Soba Noodles – the recipe is fairly similar but eating them in taco form makes it a completely different meal!
Here’s how you make them:Print
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Slightly sweet and full of spice, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos make a quick and easy weeknight meal!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 tsp oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- juice from one lime
- 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ – 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp sweet thai chili sauce
- Taco shells
- Feta cheese, optional
- Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
- Saute garlic, onions, peppers and lime juice for 5 minutes.
- Add shrimp, spices and thai chili sauce and cook another 5 minutes.
- Drain excess liquid if necessary.
- Serve with taco shells and toppings.
For some reason I just can’t get enough of the thai chili sauce + seafood combo. I especially love it on shrimp and salmon. I’m usually lazy and buy mine at the store but it had been on my list of things to try making at home. Lucky for me, my friend Kristina recently posted a recipe for Homemade Thai Chili Sauce so feel free to make your own! Sounds so simple!
Back to the tacos….in my opinion the guac is not optional…and I forgot to add feta to mine but it would have been delish!
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