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shrimp tacos street tacos

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

One of my favorite fast food places is Taco John's. They recently quit serving their Shrimp Street Tacos which were super! I found this recipe and it claimed to be similar. Let's hope so! (It sounds good anyway!)

★★★★★ 2
serves 2
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp tacos street tacos

  • for the crispy shrimp:
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 lb
    peeled & deveined shrimp, tails removed (small-51/60’s to medium 41/50’s sized)
  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • for the chipotle-lime sauce:
  • 1 c
    fat-free greek yogurt
  • 2
    chipotle peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1
    lime, juice of
  • for the garnishments:
  • avocado, chopped
  • shredded purple cabbage
  • jalapeños, sliced
  • 4
    corn tortillas

How To Make shrimp tacos street tacos

  • 1
    In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and chipotle powder with a fork. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, and set aside. Rinse and dry shrimp. Place in a large bowl, and toss with the flour mixture until all of the shrimp is thoroughly coated. You might have a bit of flour mixture left over.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the oil. Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes, until cooked through and opaque.
  • 3
    While your shrimp are cooking, place the chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and lime juice in the bowl of a mini-food processor. (I use an immersion blender.) Puree until smooth, and fold mixture into the greek yogurt. Season to taste with salt. (Use less of the chipotle/adobo if you don't like it hot!)
  • 4
    As soon as your shrimp are done, remove from heat and assemble your tacos, garnishing with shredded cabbage, sliced jalapenos, chopped avocados and as much of the Chipotle-Lime sauce as you’d like.