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Shrimp + Corn Tacos

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Carb/Paleo
  • Super Fast
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Why we love it:

There are so many ways to make tacos but with this recipe, I was going for super fast and light. Frozen shrimp defrost quickly and keep well stocked in the freezer for a perfect “we have nothing to eat” meal.


  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 12 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 12 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 12 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional, or black pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt (divided)
  • 12 Red Onion
  • 12 cup Cider Vinegar
  • 12 teaspoon White Sugar
  • 114 pounds Shrimp (large peeled, deveined, defrosted - look for U21s)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 cups Frozen Corn
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded, or mexican blend)

Cooking Instructions


    Make the spice blend by combining all the spices in a small bowl or jar. That’s: 1 Tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (for less heat try using a pinch of red pepper flakes or freshly ground black pepper). Add half of the salt - a ½ teaspoon. If you double this recipe, it’s great to have on hand and will store in the cupboard for 6 months.


    Cut the onion in ½ and peel it. Thinly slice and add to a tall narrow jar with a lid. Add the vinegar, sugar, and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt. Cover tightly and shake to dissolve the salt. Let sit for 10 minutes or longer; stores for up to 2 months in the fridge!

  • 3. SHRIMP

    Defrost shrimp and pat them dry with a towel; add to a bowl. Add 1 Tablespoon of the spice mixture and toss to coat.

  • 4. VEGGIES

    Dice the red pepper. Measure out the corn.

  • 5. SAUTÉ

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Add the shrimp and make sure they’re in one layer so they’ll brown - if they don’t fit, do two batches. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until nicely browned on one side, then flip and cook for another 1 - 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat if necessary.

    Once the shrimp are done, sauté the peppers and corn until they’re browned on the edges and warm. You can add another sprinkle of spice blend if you like, start with a ½ teaspoon or so.


    Warm the tortillas for a minute in the microwave or oven/toaster oven.

  • 7. SERVING

    Slice or coarsely mash the avocado, serve filling on tortillas and top with pickled onions to taste. If you like, sprinkle with cheese.

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    read the label to make sure your tortillas are 100% corn
    sauté shrimp in oil and omit cheese
    any white fish is easy to sear with this spice blend, flake into tortillas to serve, or try salmon or scallops
  • FISH:
    use thinly sliced pieces of chicken or steak
  • BEANS:
    this tastes great with black beans or pinto beans
    certainly can use a jar of your favorite blend
    use pickled jalapeños, or omit onion if it’s not your thing, consider serving with salsa instead

Prep Ahead & Use It Up

Make the spice blend

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