A perfect taco recipe for when you're in the mood for a delicious shrimp taco and you want it fast. Perfect for an easy no fuss weekday dinner this BBQ shrimp taco recipe tastes just as good as it looks.
1-2teaspoonshot sauce, we like Mexican style habanero
The Chipotle Cream
1/2cupplain yogurt or Mexican crema
1lime, juice of
salt, to taste
1tablespoonsauce, from 1 can chipotles in adobo *** see note
For The Tacos
tortillas, corn or flour, warmed
finely shredded cabbage, tossed with lime juice, salt & pepper
fresh cilantro, chopped
onion, finely chopped
Making The BBQ Shrimp
Toss the shrimp, BBQ sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Set in the fridge to marinate 15-20 minutes. When ready to cook, heat a grill pan, griddle, or other heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Grease with oil and add the shrimp a few at a time. Don't crowd the pan or the shrimp will steam and not get a nice sear. Cook about 2 minutes per side and set aside on a plate. Continue with the rest of the shrimp, oiling the pan as needed.
Mix the yogurt, mayo and lime in a small bowl. Add the sauce from the can of chipotles 1-2 teaspoons at a time, tasting as you go. Stop when you find the heat and flavor to your liking. For extra heat take 1 of the chipotle chilis, finely mince it and then add it to the sauce. Do all this slowly, taste as you go. Season with salt and refrigerate until needed.
To assemble the tacos: Line the tortillas with the lime tossed cabbage, 3 shrimp, cilantro, onion and finish with a drizzle of chipotle cream. Serve with slices of fresh lime. Enjoy!