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.
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. If you want to add protein to your meal without packing on the pounds, shrimp is a great choice.
What goes well with shrimp tacos?
Rice, refried beans, chips, and salsa… Add anything you would normally have with tacos. You can also 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, you can add a little bit of olive oil to make the spices better adhere to the shrimp.
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.