Episode 2 - 10 Minute Shrimp Tacos

Get restaurant quality shrimp tacos in only 10-minutes in the comfort of your home with this simple recipe. Fast, flavorful and filling, this recipe is a guaranteed home run. Try it with the Chipotle Mayo recipe below or with the Fresca Lime sauce demonstrated in the video. Pair with a salsa, pico de gallo and/or your favorite hot sauce (Cholula fan here) to create limitless flavor combinations.

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Shrimp tacos

  • 1 pound medium (26/30) peeled and deveined shrimp, tails removed

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 1 can of RoTel

  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed well

  • 2 limes, 1 zested and juiced and 1 cut into wedges 

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1/2 pack of taco seasoning


  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Combine the shrimp, chili powder and a large pinch of salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add the canola oil to the hot skillet and swirl to coat. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is no longer opaque and just cooked through, turning only once, about 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a serving bowl and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.

  • Stir 2 tablespoons of water into the skillet with the dripping, using a wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula to scrape up any browned bits at the bottom of the skillet. Reserve 1 tablespoon scallions for garnish and add the rest to the skillet. Cook until the scallions are slightly softened, stirring frequently, about 1 minute. Add the beans, RoTel and a 1/2 pack of taco seasoning and cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and reserve.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the chipotle mayonnaise, lime zest and juice and a large pinch of salt. Add the coleslaw mix and half of the cilantro and stir to combine.

  • Serve the shrimp alongside the beans, coleslaw, remaining cilantro, scallions, sour cream or Mexican crema, lime wedges and warm tortillas.

Fresca Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

  • 1 minced garlic cloves

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • Shredded Cabbage

  • Salt and pepper

Chipotle Mayo Sauce

  • 1 cup mayo

  • 2 tablespoons chives

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • Salt and pepper