Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Lime Slaw

Watch out, fish tacos—there’s a new seafood filling in town! Shrimp, sautéed in just a few minutes, is the perfect fresh taco filling, especially when it’s topped with a quick and easy lime-spiked slaw. One bite of these Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Lime Slaw will have family and friends scrambling for seconds. This is a definite winner for taco night or any time you need a quick, flavorful meal. Get ready to dish up some showstopping shrimp tacos with lime slaw!
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/4 lb uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp, tail shells removed
  • 2 tablespoons from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 box (5.4 oz) Old El Paso™ Hint of Lime Yellow Corn Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count), heated as directed on box
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, the mayonnaise, lime peel, sugar, salt and red pepper. Add cabbages and cilantro; stir to coat. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, mix shrimp, taco seasoning mix and remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice; stir to coat.
  3. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add shrimp mixture; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet, reserving juices, and place on cutting board; coarsely chop.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook reserved juices in skillet 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Return shrimp to skillet; stir to coat. Remove from heat.
  5. Divide shrimp filling among warm taco shells; top with slaw.

Expert Tips

  • Something to keep in mind when picking up the ingredients for shrimp tacos with cilantro-lime slaw: a shrimp's size is measured by the number of individual shrimp it takes to make up a pound. Medium-size shrimp are usually labeled 36/41, meaning there are between 36 and 41 of this size shrimp in a pound.
  • Adding both red and green cabbage to your cilantro-lime slaw shrimp tacos will give them a lovely appearance, but if you only have one type of cabbage on hand, it’s okay to use just one color.
  • If you want to add some extra zip to this shrimp tacos with slaw recipe, try a drizzle of Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce on top of the coleslaw.


    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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