As Mexican, I love tacos of all kinds, but these chipotle shrimp tacos, are of my favorites, they taste great and are so easy to prepare.
Check out this recipe in Spanish Como hacer tacos de camarones con chipotle
I love to prepare my family food with authentic Mexican flavor, when I arrived in Texas and we wanted some typical dish, we would look for it and it was a completely different flavor, you know Tex Mex.
That’s why I set out to learn how to cook the way we like, with the taste of Mexico, I often called my mom, my grandmother or my aunt to give me the family recipes and now many of them are here on the blog.
what shrimp is best for shrimp tacos
To make these shrimp tacos I use raw deveined medium shrimp, preferably fresh.
You can also use frozen shrimp, just be sure to thaw them a few hours in the refrigerator or under cold running water before using.
The salad that accompanies shrimp tacos, is of my favorite, very simple but very rich, the first time I tried it was at my aunt’s house, mixed with Mexican rice and red sauce, I now use it for many other dishes, including this one.
In case you don’t like the taste of chipotle, I don’t think; you can replace it with La Morena jalapeno peppers, chopped and mixed in the cabbage salad.
what tortillas go with shrimp tacos?
You can use corn or flour tortilla. There are many people who like shrimp tacos with a flour tortilla, especially in the United States. I prefer the corn ones, I think they taste better with these tacos.
I hope you enjoy the recipe for shrimp tacos with chipotle as much as I do.
How to make Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Makes 6 tacos
1 lb or 1/2 kg raw deveined medium shrimp
6 Corn Tortillas
1 can chipotle la Morena
6 lemons (juice)
1/4 chopped cabbage
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 avocado in squares
1/4 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oil
Mix cabbage, tomato, and cilantro. Separated.
Rinse the shrimp and remove the tails, and season with salt and garlic powder.
How to make chipotle sauce for shrimp tacos
Chop or blend about 4 chipotle peppers or you can add more according to your taste if you prefer them more or less spicy.
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Place the onion and the chipotle, and fry until the onion is transparent.
You can use this chipotle sauce on the side or add the shrimp like me.
Add the lemon juice and shrimp, and cook, until the shrimp take a pink color on both sides.
Heat the tortillas. Place about three or four shrimp in each tortilla and add the vegetable and avocado salad.
Serve hot. Enjoy these Chipotle shrimp tacos!