Summer is here, and it’s time to think about light, refreshing food. You don’t want something that weighs you down when the temperature is pushing 100 degrees.
Shrimp is always a summer favorite. Grilled, boiled, or even sauteed. You can’t go wrong. And who doesn’t love tacos? Tacos are the perfect summer food because they require very little cooking.
What do you serve with shrimp tacos?
Shrimp tacos are a delicious and versatile meal that can be served with various sides, from classic Mexican dishes like refried beans and Mexican-style rice to fruit salsas, grilled vegetables, and citrusy salads.
For an even heartier meal, shrimp taco fans may opt for creamy slaws, crunchy coleslaws, or black bean and corn side dishes for added texture and flavor. Whatever accompaniment you decide to serve alongside shrimp tacos will surely be a hit!
What are Camaron tacos made of?
Shrimp tacos, also known as camaron tacos, are a delicious Mexican-style dish that packs an incredible flavor into every bite. They’re made of shrimp cooked in oil and seasonings to create a savory base, then topped with diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime.
Often served on small soft corn or flour tortillas, shrimp tacos are simple and sure to leave your friends craving more. The shrimp cooks quickly, making shrimp tacos the perfect go-to meal for those busy evenings when you want something tasty and nutritious too!
Are shrimp tacos better with corn or flour tortillas?
Flour and corn tortillas are both popular choices, both giving shrimp tacos an entirely different flavor profile. Corn tortillas provide a nutty, earthy note that mellows out the shrimp’s sweetness, while flour tortillas give shrimp tacos an authentically crunchy texture.
Ultimately, the choice falls on personal preference when it comes to shrimp tacos—so why not try them both to find out which is truly the better option?
How much shrimp do you need per person for tacos?
Generally, 3-4 shrimp per taco is a good starting point. To make sure you have plenty of shrimp for all your diners, buy approximately one-half pound of shrimp per person.
Don’t forget to factor in additional taco shells and accompaniments like salsa, cheese, and/or sour cream – all necessary components when making shrimp tacos!
Everyone can also make their own exactly the way they want them. If you’re looking for a way to combine the two, why not try these spicy shrimp tacos?
Is shrimp healthy for you?
Shrimp is low in fat, calories, and carbohydrates. It’s also loaded with protein. The only downside to shrimp is cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, shrimp shouldn’t be a frequent part of your diet. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
How many calories are in shrimp?
A 3-ounce serving of shrimp has less than 100 calories. Shrimp is a great choice if you want to add protein to your meal without packing on the pounds.
What goes well with shrimp tacos?
Rice, refried beans, chips, and salsa… Add anything you would normally have with tacos. You can add various toppings, including sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, guacamole, etc.
What are the ingredients to make spicy shrimp tacos?
To make this spicy shrimp tacos recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients:
- Steak seasoning
- Cayenne pepper
- Olive oil
- Taco sized tortillas
- Taco toppings of your choice
How to make spicy shrimp tacos
Now that you have gathered your ingredients, it is time to make spicy shrimp tacos. All you have to do is follow the steps below:
- Toss the shrimp with the steak seasoning and cayenne pepper and set aside. If you want, add a little olive oil to make the spices adhere to the shrimp better.
- Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet and allow to heat over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add your shrimp and sauté until cooked through. The shrimp should no longer be pink. Do not overcook, or the shrimp will be tough and chewy.
- Fill a warmed tortilla with some of the shrimp and your favorite toppings. Load up on veggies and add some avocado or guacamole for some healthy fat. If you’re trying to be extra healthy, skip the tortilla and turn this into a spicy shrimp taco salad.
- Serve with rice, refried beans, chips, and salsa, or whatever other Mexican side dishes you like.
Your spicy shrimp tacos are ready to serve!
Spicy Shrimp Tacos Recipe
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- 1 pound of jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp, cut into bite sized pieces
- ½ tablespoon of steak seasoning of your choice, I prefer McCormick’s
- ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
- Olive oil
- Taco sized tortillas, warmed, you can use corn or flour
- Taco toppings of your choice – lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, sour cream, etc.
Toss the shrimp with the steak seasoning and cayenne pepper and set aside.
Add 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet and allow to heat over medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add your shrimp and sauté until cooked through.
Fill a warmed tortilla with some of the shrimp and your favorite toppings.
Serve with rice, refried beans, chips and salsa, or whatever other Mexican side dishes you like.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 1070mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.