Shrimp Tacos Recipe

If you are getting tired of your average tacos, I highly recommend trying these shrimp tacos. These tacos are a great treat for summer and won’t disappoint those who love a little heat. These tacos include a combination of shrimp, chipotle peppers, bacon and onions.. You can adjust the amount of heat by adding more or less canned chipotle chilies. You can also add a little of the adobo sauce to the shrimp mixture. This recipe calls for 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Just to clarify, this means 3 peppers, not 3 cans. You can add whatever optional condiments you want. The tacos are garnished with cilantro and lime juice but what I did was mix cilantro, diced avocados and lime juice in a bowl and used that.  Enjoy.

2lbs large cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails removed)
1 (12 ounce) package bacon (cut into small pieces)
1/2 onion (diced)
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (minced)
12 corn tortillas (or flour)
1 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
The juice of one lime
2 avocados (diced, optional)
Monterey jack cheese (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large skillet cook bacon over medium high heat until evenly browned. Drain the bacon fat from the skillet. Add diced onions and stir fry for 5 minutes or until the onions are tender. Add shrimp and diced chipotle peppers. Cook 4 minutes or until heated through.

Step 2: Heat tortillas in a skillet over medium high heat for 10 seconds. Turn over and heat for another 5-10 seconds. Fill heated tortillas with shrimp mixture top with cilantro, lime juice, avocado and cheese.
(Makes 6 Servings)


7 Responses to “Shrimp Tacos Recipe”

  1. diva — August 12, 2009 @ 3:22 am

    mmmm. yum yum!! love tacos.

  2. Carrie — August 12, 2009 @ 5:56 am

    I love any kind of seafood tacos, and these look fabulous! I love the bacon and avocado in there.

  3. Q. — August 12, 2009 @ 6:31 am

    Shrimp tacos are my FAVE! So light and summery. We have a great place here in Alexandria, VA that does their shrimp taco with red onion echabeche (pickled onions) and an avocado crema sauce and they are *OUTSTANDING.* Adding bacon is an idea that never occured to me…but I like it:)

  4. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — August 12, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    Just made these the other night for dinner and they were incredible!! This has quickly become part of the weekly dinner menu!

  5. Rick in WV — August 13, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    I made this last night for my wife and me. We both had it leftover for lunch today. When she got home tonight she said this was the “best” thing I have ever cooked for her. So Bobby take that as a huge compliment. I consider myself a pretty good cook. I did have some fresh corn that I added, but either way it will rock. Thanks.

  6. Cathy in Idaho — October 6, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    These were the best Shrimp tacos I have ever eaten. Thank you for putting them on the web.

  7. Maria — September 9, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    Found these on pinterest, they were fabulous! Thanks for the recipe.

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