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Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Switch up your standard taco night and make shrimp tacos instead! These tacos cook up in under 10 minutes, and make the perfect weeknight meal.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 tacos


For the shrimp seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon (each) salt and pepper

For the tacos:

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 small tortillas (corn or flour) * see notes

Taco toppings:

  • chopped lettuce
  • diced red onion
  • diced avocado
  • sour cream ... or your choice of additions ** see notes for other ideas!


  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Pat your shrimp dry with a paper towel, and place in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mix over the shrimp and toss to coat. Set aside to prep your skillet.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and swirl the skillet to cover the bottom with oil. Add your spiced shrimp into the skillet and arrange into an even layer. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  • Assemble your tacos with shrimp and your choice of add-ins! I like to add lettuce, red onion, avocado, and a dollop of sour cream.


* If you don't have tortillas on hand, they're super easy to make with a few household staples! Check out how to make homemade tortillas for my favorite recipe.
** The recipe above lists my personal favorite taco toppings, but there are a ton more to choose from! Some ideas include pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, beans, shredded cheese, queso, jalapeños, corn, tomatoes and more!
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