March 4, 2024

Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Sweet Pepper Slaw

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These Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw are just the right combination of sweet and spicy and come together in under 30 minutes!

These Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw are so easy, any night can be taco night! Easy to make and even easier to eat they are sure to excite your taste buds and have you dreaming about them night after night!

HOW TO MAKE PERFECT SHRIMP

Making delicious shrimp is two-fold, first how you season it and second how you cook it! This recipe has a flavorful blackened seasoning mix and below I’m sharing some tips for cooking perfect shrimp.

COOKING TIPS:
As shrimp cooks it turns from a blueish grey color to a whitish pink color. It cook SUPER quick – only about 2-3 minutes per side – so make sure you are watching it!
Shrimp will curl up a bit as it cooks, into a “C” shape. If it curls up more than that into an “O” shape it is probably overcooked.
To make your life easier, buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined so you don’t have to do this tedious, time consuming step.
If you use frozen shrimp, make sure it is completely thawed before cooking.

See Also


Deliciously Greek: Macaronia Me Kima

WHY SWEET PEPPER SLAW IS PERFECT IN THESE TACOS

This sweet pepper slaw is made with Divine Flavor Tribelli Sweet Peppers that are full of flavor and a hint of sweetness. They come in red, orange and yellow and once you add in the green apple and red onion the slaw makes the perfect rainbow! But, it’s not only beautiful, it’s also delicious! With the mild heat of the blackened shrimp the slaw pairs perfectly and gives the tacos a nice, refreshing crunch!

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Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Sweet Pepper Slaw

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  • Author: Laura Nockett
  • Category: Main

Ingredients


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BLACKENED SHRIMP

  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

SWEET PEPPER SLAW

  • 2 cups Divine Flavor Tribelli Sweet Peppers (cut into thin matchsticks)
  • 1/2 cup granny smith apple (cut into thin matchsticks)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (sliced thin)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • pinch of salt

SOUR CREAM SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • pinch of salt

SHRIMP TACOS

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Marinated Blackened Shrimp
  • 6 flour taco-sized tortillas
  • Sour Cream Sauce
  • Blackened Shrimp
  • Sweet Pepper Slaw
  • 2 oz cotija cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 large avocado (sliced thin)
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)

Instructions

BLACKENED SHRIMP

  1. Add the shrimp to a medium sized bowl
  2. Pour in the lime juice and add the spices, toss to coat
  3. Allow the shrimp to marinate for 15 minutes

SWEET PEPPER SLAW

  1. Add the sweet peppers, apples and red onion to a small bowl
  2. Pour in the lime juice and olive oil, mix
  3. Add the spices, mix

SOUR CREAM

  1. Spoon the sour cream into a small bowl
  2. Mix in the spices

SHRIMP TACOS

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat
  2. Add the coconut oil, allow to melt
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet, cook for 2-3 minutes on each side
  4. Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften
  5. Spoon a generous helping of sour cream onto each tortilla
  6. Top each with 5-6 cooked shrimp
  7. Top the shrimp with the the sweet pepper slaw
  8. Sprinkle with cotija cheese
  9. Garnish with avocado slices and cilantro

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