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These easy Mexican recipes are a great way to enjoy the inspired flavors of this cuisine! Try tacos, enchiladas, sopes, and more.

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Looking for Mexican recipes? The flavors of Mexican cuisine make it an exciting, flavor-filled adventure at the table. This cuisine is full of fresh, tangy, zingy and spicy flavors, and many of its dishes are celebrated all over the world. Salsa, guacamole, tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more have become world-wide hits.

While we’re not of Mexican heritage ourselves, we honor the flavors of this traditional cuisine with these recipes for the modern home cook. Here you’ll find our favorite ways to eat Mexican-style flavors: from dinners to sides, and pico de gallo to guacamole.

And now…20 easy Mexican recipes!

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How to make shrimp tacos

Easy Mexican Recipes: Shrimp Tacos & More!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tacos 1x
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Description

These easy shrimp tacos are a fast dinner recipe for weeknights or entertaining. They taste stunning drizzled in a creamy cilantro sauce!


Ingredients

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  • 1 recipe Creamy Shrimp Taco Sauce
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 pound large shrimp, thawed and deveined (peeled or unpeeled)
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (purchased or homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges, divided
  • 8 tortillas
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the Creamy Shrimp Taco Sauce.
  2. Thinly slice the green cabbage. Thinly slice the red onion and place it in a bowl with cold water (this removes a bit of the strong onion flavor); drain before serving.
  3. Mince the garlic. Pat the shrimp dry. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp with the Old Bay seasoning, cumin, salt, and garlic.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the butter on medium high heat. Cook the shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes per side until opaque and cooked through, turning them with tongs. Spritz with juice of the two lime wedges.
  5. If desired, char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. (See How to Warm Tortillas.)
  6. To serve, place the cabbage and red onion in a tortilla, then top with shrimp. Squeeze with the juice of 2 lime wedges, then top with the taco sauce. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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