Blackened Shrimp Tacos – Budget Bytes


$7.93 recipe / $1.32 per taco

I had half a pound of frozen shrimp (30/40 rely) in my freezer leftover from making Blackened Shrimp Pasta, so I made a decision to strive Blackened Shrimp a brand new method, tacos! Because tacos are all the time good, proper?? This blackened shrimp is so easy and so extraordinarily flavorful that they will just about carry the tacos themselves. I added a brilliant easy slaw to bulk up the dish and to steadiness the spicy blackening seasoning. The slight sweetness of the slaw and its tangy Dijon mustard are completely excellent with the smoky warmth of the blackened shrimp. And then I needed the Blackened Shrimp Tacos to have only a little extra pizzaz, so I whipped up a small batch of smoky garlic lime sauce to drizzle on high. The taste play between the blackened shrimp, slaw, and smoky garlic lime sauce is AMAZING.

One tip that I all the time give for tacos is to all the time toast the corn tortillas first. It actually magnifies their taste and helps strengthen the tacos in an effort to stuff ’em full with out them ripping aside. I’ve  included a photograph of my favourite model, which have confirmed to be fairly sturdy, within the step-by-steps beneath.

The batch beneath is pretty small as a result of I solely had a half pound of shrimp available. With 30/40 rely shrimp that meant I had 18 particular person shrimp. I put three shrimp in every taco, in order that gave me six tacos. Whether you eat 2 or Three tacos per “serving” is de facto subjective, so I simply listed the value as per taco moderately than a advised servings measurement.

Goes nice with: Cumin Lime Sweet Potatoes, Warm Corn and Avocado Salad, Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Smoky and spicy shrimp, sweet and tangy slaw, and a zesty garlic lime sauce make these Blackened Shrimp Tacos seriously delicious! BudgetBytes.com

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Smoky and spicy shrimp, candy and tangy slaw, and a zesty garlic lime sauce make these Blackened Shrimp Tacos severely scrumptious!

COLESLAW

  • 1/Three
    cup
    mayonnaise
    $zero.40
  • 1/2
    Tbsp
    honey
    $zero.06
  • 1
    tsp
    Dijon mustard
    $zero.06
  • 1
    tsp
    purple wine vinegar
    $zero.02
  • 1/four
    tsp
    salt
    $zero.02
  • Freshly cracked pepper
    $zero.03
  • 1/2
    bag
    coleslaw combine (shredded cabbage and carrots)
    $.75
  • Three
    inexperienced onions, sliced
    $zero.28

SMOKY GARLIC LIME SAUCE

  • 1/Three
    cup
    mayonnaise
    $zero.40
  • 1/eight
    tsp
    garlic powder
    $zero.02
  • 1/four
    tsp
    smoked paprika
    $zero.02
  • 1/eight
    tsp
    salt
    $zero.01
  • 1
    lime (1 Tbsp juice)
    $zero.39

BLACKENING SEASONING

  • 1
    Tbsp
    smoked paprika
    $zero.30
  • 1
    tsp
    dried thyme
    $zero.10
  • 1
    tsp
    dried oregano
    $zero.10
  • 1/2
    tsp
    cumin
    $zero.05
  • 1/four
    tsp
    cayenne
    $zero.03
  • 1/four
    tsp
    garlic powder
    $zero.03
  • 1/four
    tsp
    onion powder
    $zero.03
  • 1/four
    tsp
    salt
    $zero.02
  • Freshly cracked pepper
    $zero.02

TACOS

  • 1/2
    lb
    peeled and deveined shrimp (30/40 rely)
    $four.00
  • 1
    Tbsp
    butter
    $zero.13
  • 1
    clove
    garlic, minced
    $zero.08
  • 6
    small
    corn tortillas
    $zero.30
  • Three
    inexperienced onions, sliced
    $zero.28
  1. To put together the coleslaw dressing, combine collectively the mayonnaise, honey, Dijon, purple wine vinegar, salt, and a few freshly cracked pepper in a bowl. Place the coleslaw combine and sliced inexperienced onions in a bowl and add about Three/four of the dressing. Stir till the whole lot is coated in dressing, then add extra dressing if desired. Refrigerate the slaw till able to serve.

  2. To put together the smoky garlic lime sauce, stir collectively the mayonnaise, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and the juice from half a lime (about 1 Tbsp) in a small bowl. Save the opposite half of the lime to function wedges with the completed tacos.

  3. Heat a dry skillet over medium warmth. Once the skillet is sizzling, toast the tortillas on all sides till browned on the sides. Place the toasted tortillas on stacked on a plate and lined with a towel till able to serve.

  4. Prepare the blackening seasoning by stirring collectively the smoked paprika, thyme, oregano, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and freshly cracked pepper in a bowl. Pour the seasoning over the shrimp and stir till the shrimp are coated.

  5. Add the butter and minced garlic to a big skillet. Cook over medium warmth for about one minute, or till the garlic is aromatic and barely softened. Add the seasoned shrimp and sauté simply till the shrimp is agency (about Three-5 minutes). Remove the skillet from the warmth to stop over cooking the shrimp.

  6. To serve the tacos, place about 1/four cup coleslaw in every tortilla, high with Three shrimp, a drizzle of the smoky garlic lime sauce, and some sliced inexperienced onions. Squeeze a wedge of recent lime over high.

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Smoky and spicy shrimp, sweet and tangy slaw, and a zesty garlic lime sauce make these Blackened Shrimp Tacos seriously delicious! BudgetBytes.com

Step by Step Photos

Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients

Mix up the coleslaw dressing first by combining 1/Three cup mayonnaise, 1/2 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp Dijon, 1 tsp purple wine vinegar, 1/four tsp salt, and a few freshly cracked pepper in a bowl.

Cabbage Green Onions Dressing

Place one bag of coleslaw combine (shredded cabbage and carrots) in a big bowl, add Three sliced inexperienced onions, and the dressing. I counsel beginning with about half of the slaw dressing first and add extra as desired.

Mixed Coleslaw

Stir till the whole lot is blended and coated in dressing. Refrigerate till the tacos are able to serve. The coleslaw will soften a bit with time within the fridge, so in the event you like a brilliant crisp slaw, wait so as to add the dressing till simply earlier than you serve the tacos.

Smoky Garlic Lime Sauce

Next, combine up the small batch of smoky garlic lime sauce. In a small bowl mix 1/Three cup mayo, 1/eight tsp garlic powder, 1/four tsp smoked paprika, 1/eight tsp salt, and about 1 Tbsp of recent lime juice (from half of a lime, save the opposite half to function wedges to squeeze over the completed tacos).

Toasted Corn Tortillas

Pre-heat a dry skillet over medium warmth. Once sizzling, toast the corn tortillas on all sides till they’re browned on the sides. Stack the toasted tortillas on a plate and canopy with a towel till able to serve.

Blackening Seasoning

Prepare the blackening seasoning by combining 1 Tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/four tsp cayenne, 1/four tsp garlic powder, 1/four tsp onion powder, 1/four tsp salt, and a few freshly cracked pepper in a small bowl.

Seasoned Shrimp

Pour the seasoning combine over 1/2 lb. 30/40 rely peeled and deveined shrimp and stir till they’re coated.

Butter and Garlic

Add 1 Tbsp butter and 1 clove garlic to a big skillet and sauté over medium warmth for about one minute or till the garlic is aromatic and softened.

Blackened Shrimp

Add the seasoned shrimp and proceed to sauté till the shrimp are agency and opaque (that is actually quick, perhaps Three-5 minutes). Remove the skillet from the warmth.

Smoky and spicy shrimp, sweet and tangy slaw, and a zesty garlic lime sauce make these Blackened Shrimp Tacos seriously delicious! BudgetBytes.com

To construct the Blackened Shrimp Tacos, place about 1/four cup coleslaw on every tortilla, high with Three shrimp, a drizzle of the smoky garlic lime sauce, and some sliced inexperienced onions.

Smoky and spicy shrimp, sweet and tangy slaw, and a zesty garlic lime sauce make these Blackened Shrimp Tacos seriously delicious! BudgetBytes.com

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