best crispy shrimp tacos!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Laurie McMannen
from Greenville, NC

I fell in love with Chili's crispy shrimp tacos and the absolute flavor explosion they imposed. These are hands down, a crowd pleaser and easy to make!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 5-7
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For best crispy shrimp tacos!

  • 1/2 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined (the larger the better!)
  • 2
    tomatoes
  • 1/2
    onion, vidalia, peeled
  • 1 can
    pineapple tidbits
  • 1 jar
    jalapeno peppers
  • 1 c
    mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 bottle
    hidden valley ranch
  • 1 bottle
    honey chipotle bbq sauce (i used sweet baby ray's)
  • 1/2 c
    shredded lettuce
  • 2 c
    cultured buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt and pepper (flour mix)
  • 1 pkg
    flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil for cooking
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How To Make best crispy shrimp tacos!

  • 1
    Preheat oil in deep fryer or pan to about 375 degrees
  • 2
    Peel and devein shrimp. Dip in buttermilk, then flour, then back in buttermilk and one more time in flour (two coats).
  • 3
    Place battered shrimp hot oil until golden, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 4
    While shrimp is cooking, dice tomatoes and onion, then combine with pineapple tidbits to make your salsa.
  • 5
    Remove shrimp from grease and set on paper towel to absorb extra grease.
  • 6
    Warm tortillas in microwave for about 20 seconds. Place shredded cheese in the bottom of the taco, then about three shrimp on top, drizzle a line of ranch, a line of BBQ sauce on top of the shrimp, a good spoonful of the pineapple salsa mix, jalapeños and lettuce. Voila! Enjoy!
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