As a Mexican, I love tacos of all kinds, but these chipotle shrimp tacos, are 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 traditional dish, we would look for it and it was a completely different flavor, you know Tex-Mex.
That’s why I learn how to cook the way we like, with the taste of Mexico, I often called my mom or my grandmother to ask for family recipes they make in their kitchen. 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 for a few hours in the refrigerator or under cold running water before using.
The cabbage salad for shrimp tacos is my favorite, very simple. 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, you can replace it with jalapeno peppers, chopped and mixed in the cabbage salad.
what tortillas go with shrimp tacos?
You can use either corn or flour tortilla. There are many people who like shrimp tacos with a flour tortilla, especially in Tex-Mex recipes in the United States. I prefer corn tortillas, 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
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 a 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!
Check out more seafood recipes :
Chipotle shrimp tacos easy recipe
- 1 lb medium shrimp raw, deveined
- 6 pc Corn Tortillas
- 1 can chile chipotle
- 6 pc lemons juice
- 1/4 pc cabbage chopped
- 1 pc tomato chopped
- 1 pc avocado diced
- 1/4 pc Chopped onion chopped
- 1 celery stick
- 1 tbsp salt to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- Mix cabbage, tomato, and cilantro. Separate this salad
HOW TO MAKE A CHIPOTLE SAUCE FOR SHRIMP TACOS
- Blend about 4 chipotle peppers or adjust the quantity if you prefer them more spicy.
- Heat oil in a frying pan.
- Add onion and chipotle, fry untithe sauce l the onion is transparent.
- Remove sauce from heat and keep it in the frying pan
How to cook shrimp for tacos
- Rinse the shrimp and remove the tails
- Season shrimp with salt and garlic powder.
- Heat the chipotle sauce that we just made
- Add shrimp and the lemon juice to the sauce
- Cook shrimp for a few minutes until it turns pink on both sides
- Heat tortillas in the comal
- Fill the tortillas with shrimp
- Garnish with the cabagge salad