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Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Some nights, I just don’t feel like spending so much time in the kitchen. Especially since it’s been so hot lately… But this shrimp taco recipe came to a rescue one night; a quick and fast recipe that also tastes so good!

shrimp2I was so glad when I found prawns in the freezer and a lot of fresh limes in the fridge that I’d completely forgotten about! Then I immediately thought of chili lime shrimp, which is one of my favorites!

shrimp4And of course, chili lime shrimp in warm soft tortilla is pretty awesome. I topped it with fresh tomatoes, cheese, and some sliced jalapenos.


Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
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Recipe adapted from My Recipes
Serves: 4

  • Cooking spray
  • ¾ cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1½ pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or more; I added about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • warm tortillas
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add ½ cup onions; coat onions with cooking spray. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and chili powder; cook 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add lime juice, butter, and salt, and stir until butter melts. Sprinkle with ¼ cup onions.
  2. Place shrimp in warm tortilla, add tomatoes, cheese, and jalapenos.



3 Responses to “Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos”

  1. #
    Belinda @zomppa — July 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    That pretty much is all summer! Shrimp and chili and lime are favorites this time of year.

  2. #
    Amy | Club Narwhal — August 1, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Shrimp tacos are the best (especially on a hot summer day)! These sound amazing and I can’t wait to give them a try. I’ve been looking for a good shrimp taco recipe. Thanks for sharing!


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