Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Aioli Recipe

blackened shrimp tacos
Blackened shrimp tacos are a type of taco that is filled with spicy, blackened shrimp and various toppings, such as diced tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and salsa.
The shrimp are seasoned with a blend of spices called “blackening spice,” which typically includes paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
The shrimp are then cooked in a hot skillet until they are pink and cooked through. The tacos are usually served on corn or flour tortillas and can be served with a variety of dipping sauces or salsas.
I recommend this blackening Spice 
Spiceology - Black Magic - Cajun Blackening Blend - Cajun Dry Rub All Purpose Seasoning - 4.4 ounces
Spiceology – Black Magic – Cajun Blackening Blend – Cajun Dry Rub All Purpose Seasoning – 4.4 ounces

Ingredients for blackened shrimp taco:

You will need this large frying pan for this blackened shrimp tacos recipe.
Utopia Kitchen 12 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast iron Skillet - Frying Pan - Safe Grill Cookware for indoor & Outdoor Use
Utopia Kitchen 12 Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast iron Skillet – Frying Pan – Safe Grill Cookware for indoor & Outdoor Use

Cooking Directions for blackened shrimp taco recipe:

  • Toss shrimp in blackening seasoning to coat.  Heat oil in large frying pan and cook shrimp for 4-5 minutes until pink.
  • To make the chipotle aioli, mix mayo with sauce from canned chipotle peppers.
  • To assemble, place shredded cabbage on tortilla, top with shrimp, chipotle mayo, chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice.
I had a hard time finding the ingredients, so I have included a picture of the brands I used.  The chipotle peppers can be found by the taco ingredients, and the old bay blackening will be with the spices.

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Recipe

Blackened shrimp tacos with mango salsa is a delicious and refreshing twist on traditional shrimp tacos. To make this dish, you will need:

  • Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Blackening spice (you can either purchase a pre-made blend or make your own by mixing together paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper)
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Mango salsa (you can either purchase pre-made salsa or make your own by mixing diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime juice)

To prepare the blackened shrimp:

  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. I like this skillet, check it out.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and season them with the blackening spice.
  3. Place a small amount of oil (such as olive or vegetable) in the skillet. When the oil is hot, add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet.
  4. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and cooked through.

To assemble the tacos:

  1. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat or wrap them in foil and heat them in the oven.
  2. Place a few of the blackened shrimp in the center of each tortilla.
  3. Top the shrimp with mango salsa.
  4. Serve the tacos hot and enjoy!

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Slaw Recipe

Blackened shrimp tacos come in many variations. I have discussed two variations so far. Here is blackened shrimp tacos with slaw recipe. 

Ingredients For Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Slaw:

Cooking Instructions for Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Slaw:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  • If you don’t have them already, buy my recommended mixing bowls here.
  • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and sprinkle the spice mixture over both sides of the shrimp, using all of the mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, milk, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add the cabbage or coleslaw mix to the bowl and toss to coat.
  • Warm the tortillas in the skillet for a few seconds on each side.

Place shrimp in each tortilla and top with slaw. Enjoy!

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This page was last updated on January 03, 2023.

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