Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Lime Yogurt Sauce

Making spicy shrimp tacos today to bring a little freshness to our week! These tacos are beyond simple, but packed with so much bright, bold, vibrant flavor. Spiced and sauteed shrimp, a fresh avocado relish with chiles and cilantro, and a zesty lime yogurt sauce. They’re healthy and come together really quickly. The best way to brighten up this dreary February.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

spiced sautéed shrimp

spicy shrimp tacos, the details…

When I say these tacos are easy, they really are. The recipe is a perfect combo of flavorful ingredients + simple technique. All we’re doing here is combining the shrimp with a slightly spicy, smoky blend of spices – coriander, chipotle powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt – plus some lime juice and letting them marinate for just a few minutes before cooking.

While the shrimp sits, you’ll combine avocados, very thinly shaved radishes, chiles, cilantro, a splash of vinegar and a little more lime juice. The perfect tangy topping for the shrimp tacos that also packs in a little bit more heat with the chile peppers.

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

All of the heat needs to be balanced with a really refreshing sauce. A combo of yogurt, lime, and honey does just the trick. Pile everything onto charred tortillas and you’re good to go.

To easily char the tortillas: turn a stovetop burner on to medium heat and place each tortilla right onto the flame for just a few seconds until slightly charred and soft, flipping once. You can also just warm the tortillas in a skillet or microwave if you’d like.

I’m really excited for you to try these spicy shrimp tacos! Make them any day of the week or invite some friends over for a taco night! Make a big batch of guacamole and maybe even elevate the meal with this festive mexican vegetable salad.

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Lime Yogurt Sauce

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

fresh + spicy shrimp tacos in corn tortillas with avocado, radish, cilantro, and a zesty lime yogurt sauce

yield: 8 tacos

  • Author: Kayla Howey

Ingredients

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 lb peeled + deveined shrimp
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 2 limes
  • 2 avocados, peeled + diced
  • 4 small radishes, thinly shaved
  • 2 chile peppers, thinly sliced (red fresno or serrano)
  • ⅓ cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas, charred over an open flame

Lime Yogurt Sauce

  • 8 oz greek yogurt
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the shrimp, coriander, chipotle powder, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice of one of the limes. Mix well and let sit to marinate for 10 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, combine the diced avocados, radishes, chiles, cilantro leaves, and red wine vinegar in another bowl. Squeeze in the juice from the other lime. Mix well and season with a pinch of salt. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to the bottom. Once hot, add the shrimp and quickly saute until pink and fully cooked through. 
  4. Assemble the tacos by placing a couple of shrimp into each tortilla. Top with the avocado mixture and a drizzle of lime yogurt sauce (recipe below). 

Lime Yogurt Sauce

  1. Combine the greek yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, honey, and salt in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Whisk until smooth. Reserve until ready to serve.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos

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