Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

4 servings


35 minutes

total time


1-1.5 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (1/4 small cabbage)

2 limes

12 corn tortillas


Sour cream or crema

Pico de gallo

Cilantro leaves


Mix the ingredients for the marinade. Shell and devein the shrimp. Add shrimp to marinade and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, up to 12.

Squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lime. Slice the remaining lime into wedges for serving. In a small bowl, quick pickle the cabbage by combining the shredded cabbage with the lime juice and a pinch of salt. Toss together and set aside.

Heat a large (12-inch) skillet over medium. Warm a tortilla in the dry skillet, flipping once, until soft and pliable, about 30 seconds. Place in a dish towel to keep warm. Repeat until all the tortillas are warmed, stacking and wrapping them in the dish towel until ready to use.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium-high. Add half of the shrimp and cook without stirring until the contact side is browned around the edges, about 2 minutes. Flip to cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes, until the shrimp is fully cooked. Move to a plate and cook the remaining shrimp, heating up the remaining tablespoon of oil before adding the shrimp to get a nice sear.

To assemble, spread some guacamole down the middle of each tortilla. Divide the shrimp among the warm tortillas and top with crema, pico de gallo, quick pickled cabbage and cilantro leaves. Top with pickled red onion and pickled jalepenos. Serve immediately with lime slices for squeezing.


Modified using Antoniya's marinade recipe.


Serving Size




Total Fat

13 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

12 g

Trans Fat

0 g




614 mg

Total Carbohydrate

39 g

Dietary Fiber

6 g

Total Sugars

3 g


28 g

4 servings


35 minutes

total time
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