Firecracker Shrimp Tacos

"This shrimp recipe will light up your taco night."
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  • Shrimp:

  • In a shallow baking dish or bowl whisk together the cornstarch, salt and pepper. Toss shrimp to thoroughly coat.
  • In a heavy bottomed pot heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Working in batches fry the shrimp until golden brown about 1-2 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Toss the shrimp in half of the sauce.
  • Build tacos with shrimp, cabbage, cilantro and squeeze of lime juice. Drizzle remaining firecracker sauce on top.
  • Firecracker sauce:

  • Whisk all ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Questions & Replies

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  1. xoxodiva21
    How do you print the recipe?
  2. applespice04
    Can you air fry the shrimp
  3. Karen H.
    Don't like frying in oil, could the shrimp be put in a air fryer and cooked after dipped into cornstarch. Looks delicious.
  4. boricky
    I'm confused about the chili sauces. What is the best example of the chili sauce, schrichi, gouijan, harissa?
  5. Debra W.
    What is recipe for big bang sauce for shrimp tacos


  1. adopt a greyhound
    Delicious! Used flour tortillas but loved it.
  2. ismejake
    Made this last weekend, turned out amazing. Insanely delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive. The total cost was around $20, but that was because I doubled up to feed more people.
  3. Kameka B.
    Delicious & I don't say that lightly.
  4. Tabitha A.
    This recipe deserves a 10 star! My family loved it! I will definitely make these again!
  5. Taylor S.
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!


  1. Diana K.
    Luv this!! I used the sweet chili sauce and sricacha with the mayo, I cheated and used Tempura batter (quick and easy) half of us used lettuce and mango salsa, the other half coleslaw and diced tomato with red diced onions. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!!
  2. Taylor S.
    I subbed safflower oil for the canola and sauteed minced garlic into the sauce


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