Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

I have a busy couple of weeks full of exciting stuff coming up on me (um, catch me tomorrow on New Day Northwest for Halloween Fun!!) and I am seriously looking into how to make things easier on me while still not feeling like I am cheating my family. I am obsessed with things like big pots of soup and one dish meals- anything to get everyone fed well without keeping me in the kitchen for too long.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

And in that spirit, Mondays are made for Tacos. Chipotle Shrimp Tacos. They are so easy, delicious and fast to throw together and that is exactly what I need.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

I love the spices and the intense flavor that these tacos have for so little effort on my part. Lazy? Um, yes. But that is the idea!

 

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

To make these Chipotle Shrimp Tacos, this is what you do:

For the Chipotle Lime Creama:
In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream, lime juice and chipotle chili powder. Season to taste with kosher salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Shrimp:
Rub the shrimp with the spice mixture and let marinate for 30 minutes.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Add the vegetable oil to a large non-stick pan and bring it to medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until just opaque, about 3 minutes.

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Heat the tortillas and add the shrimp, shredded cabbage and avocado. Squeeze the fresh lime over the top and serve with the pico de gaillo and Chipotle Lime Creama.

 

Recipe: Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Ingredients

  • Chipotle Lime Creama
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Chipotle Shrimp
  • ½ lb shrimp (I used peeled, de-veined shrimp)
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • finely shredded cabbage
  • avocado
  • lime
  • pico de gaillo

Instructions

  1. For the Chipotle Lime Creama:
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream, lime juice and chipotle chili powder. Season to taste with kosher salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. For the Shrimp:
  4. Rub the shrimp with the spice mixture and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the vegetable oil to a large non-stick pan and bring it to medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until just opaque, about 3 minutes.
  6. Heat the tortillas and add the shrimp, shredded cabbage and avocado. Squeeze the fresh lime over the top and serve with the pico de gaillo and Chipotle Lime Creama.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2-3

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70 Comments

  1. Kristi says:

    I love anything that is easy and tastes good and these tacos look like they would do just that. I love when shrimp is covered in spices. It just makes the flavor pop.

  2. There is nothing better than this. My face is melting.

  3. I saw these on FB this morning at 530 and I just about drooled on my pillow! They look amazing!!

  4. Well this sure looks tasty and easy. I think I’ll have to make this for a weekday meal as it seems like something that I could get on the table quickly, yet still impress.
    Thanks Heather!

    • Perfect Teresa! THat is exactly what I am going for!

  5. These tacos look so amazingly good!

  6. Thanks for reminding me I have a bag of shrimp in the freezer. What a tasty looking dinner!

  7. So inspired by these! Love chipotle and shrimp, and never thought of putting the two together like this. Awesome!

  8. I think I just found dinner, these tacos look killer!

  9. Oh man are these lush! That top photo especially!! I’m suddenly starving.

    • haha!! Ok, good Maria- 100% the point to get your tummy growling :)

  10. Gaby says:

    If I had to pick one food blogger/writer to live with and eat their food for the rest of my life… it would be you. kthanksbye

  11. naomi says:

    I’m all about good lazy food and this hits all the highmarks. Pinned and bookmarked!

  12. marla says:

    Totally want these for lunch today!!

  13. Maria says:

    I want tacos for dinner now!

  14. Love tacos! These look fantastic!

  15. Des says:

    These tacos are absolutely gorgeous!! I want a whole plate of them right now. My uncle is visiting next week from So. Cal, I think this will be the perfect dish!

  16. Tieghan says:

    Gotta love a good chipotle shrimp taco and these look just so good!

    Have fun tomorrow!

  17. K says:

    Made these tonight for dinner and they were delicious!

  18. Nicole says:

    These look fantastic! I can’t wait to make these!

  19. Man, how do I sign up for the Christo family meal plan?!?

  20. OMG these shrimp taco’s look amazing!! I love anything with shrimp or Mexican style! Love it!!

  21. Kate says:

    How did I miss these?! They are so beauteous! You sure know your way around a taco!

  22. Bambi says:

    Wow was the word around the table last night. Fantastic and oh so fast and simple. This will be requested time over time.

  23. Lauren K says:

    I generally love this blog, but I’ve got to say, these were insanely spicy–and we are Texans and love spice! Maybe our chipotle chili powder is more intense down here, but putting so much in the rub and then also in the crema even made my husband’s hair on fire, and he’ll happily much down food full of habaneros.

    Also, a little confused that this is listed as six servings. Are you suggesting people eat just one taco with one or two shrimp inside? For dinner?

    • Hi Lauren- I think that there is a STRONG possibility that the chili powder you are getting down in Texas is FAR spicier than ours from the grocery store in Seattle, as these were not too spicy at all, and I have children who ate them. Our chipotle tends to be more smoky than spicy? So I’m sorry- I was not trying to hurt you!

      I am happy to adjust the servings- I meant that there are 6 taco’s, when we had these with a ton of other dishes, people just took one.

  24. Hels says:

    Just made this for my family – my parents aren’t generally huge fans of western food but it was a winner for everyone! Fresh and light but filling. So good! We don’t have chipotle chilli powder here in the UK so had to wing it with chipotle paste and chilli powder. Awesome!

  25. Jennifer says:

    These tacos are soo tasty! I am not a good cook by any means, but even I can handle this. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  26. Katrina Roberts says:

    Loved this recipe. My husband will use it at his Fire Station. It is perfect & easy for a dinner for a party or just for 2. Thanks for sharing it.

  27. PhotoGirl says:

    I made these last night and they were fantastic! I think I’m going to have to buy your book.

  28. Rachael says:

    I just made this for dinner and let me tell you, it was so incredibly delicious. 10/10! The only thing I didn’t have was avocado because the one I bought today at the store was already going bad, but even without it, it was perfect.

    http://imgur.com/WB7dOHh

  29. ellen says:

    So yummy, what is everyone serving with them for a complete menu?