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Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw

Scott Phillips

Servings: 2

Packaged coleslaw mix saves prep time for this fresh-tasting taco. Buying peeled shrimp, if you can find them, would save a step, too.


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. minced chipotles in adobo
  • 5 oz. packaged classic coleslaw mix (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 6- to 7-inch corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 10 oz. deveined, easy-peel medium shrimp (41 to 50 per lb.), peeled
  • Kosher salt
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 630
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 360
  • Fat (g): 41
  • Saturated Fat (g): 5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 19
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 12
  • Cholesterol (mg): 225
  • Sodium (mg): 760
  • Carbohydrates (g): 36
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Protein (g): 32


  • In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, 2 tsp. of the lime juice, and the chipotles in adobo. Stir in the coleslaw mix and cilantro.
  • Heat a heavy-duty 12-inch skillet over medium heat. One at a time, heat the tortillas, flipping once, until softened, about 30 seconds per side. Wrap in a clean dishtowel to keep warm.
  • Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat until shimmering hot. Add the shrimp, season with salt, and cook, stirring, until just opaque throughout, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbs. lime juice. Wrap the shrimp and slaw in the warm tortillas. Serve with lime wedges on the side.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

  • poofus73 | 08/07/2017

    Quick, weeknight meal. Simple and tasty. I always double it and it serves a family of four nicely.

  • Las57 | 02/01/2013

    1st time I've every rated a recipe, but felt I must! It was VERY good - must use corn tortillas. Made own coleslaw primarily with Savoy cabbage with a bit of green cabbage. Added shredded carrot, finely diced red onion, a bit of grn pepper and some serano pepper I had. Mayo dressing is great. Spice level just right. Agree, you won't be disappointed.

  • AmberlovestoEAT | 01/29/2013

    Ah-mazing!!! This simple recipe is quick, easy, and quite satifying! PLEASE try it!!! You wont be disappointed!

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