Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

These delicious shrimp tacos are easy to make and a refreshing change from the usual fish tacos. We really like them with salsa verde.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In two tablespoons of oil, fry garlic, salsa, cilantro and shrimp until moisture is absorbed thoroughly, season with salt and pepper and allow to cool.
  2. Fill tacos and seal each one closed with a toothpick; fry it in hot oil until golden and remove excess oil by placing on a paper towel.
  3. Serve tacos garnished with guacamole and sour cream, if desired.


Most Helpful

I love shrimp burritos but rarely find them at restaurants without being filled up with rice, so I wanted to make my own. I, however, purchased corn tortillas, not flour burrito shells. I made this with the addition of onion and had one tomato to use, so I added it to the mix before I threw in the shrimp. All of my shrimp taco/burrito dreams have come true - excellent! I cooked the onion a bit before, then the tomato, threw in the shrimp (I had the really small ones), then the fresh salsa. I cooked the corn tortillas separately then added the mixture and about 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise-milk-lime juice-cilantro mix (learned of this at local Mexican restaurants) as a dressing. But I could have added lettuce, cheese, or cabbage - all would be great! thanks for posting this super-easy and terrific recipe, Alskann! Great!

Garlic Chick April 17, 2013

I loved this dish. I have to admit I made a few changes. I used regular taco shells, and I did use the salsa verde as the poster mentioned since I love green chiles. Actually I used 505 brand green enchilada sauce since I had it on hand. The flavor of the shrimp is excellent and the tacos delicious! A very nice different take on tacos! Make for Aussie #17.

Lorraine of AZ June 08, 2008

Loved this recipe! I'm not that talented in the kitchen, and my boyfriend was super impressed. Easy and tasty!

kshuck85 April 20, 2009

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