Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

A few weeks ago we bought the ingredients to make some homemade coleslaw, and it was delicious! After that, we were all in the mood for other recipes that used a coleslaw, so decided to think of something else to use a few ingredients that were leftover from other meals.

There was about half of a cabbage in the refrigerator, some shrimp in the freezer, and a couple of corn tortillas left in the pantry. So if you put that together, you get shrimp tacos with coleslaw!


Yes, I know it sounds like an odd combination, but stick with me here for a minute.

This recipe includes making a cabbage and carrot slaw to go with the tacos. You’ll also need to bread and fry the shrimp before adding them to your taco shell. We used the new cast iron skillet that I received as a gift a few months ago for the shrimp. I’m still learning how to use the skillet, but so far it’s been great!

Start making the coleslaw by shredding or thinly slicing the cabbage and adding it to a large mixing bowl.

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

Add the shredded carrots, and green onion. In a small bowl combine the garlic, lime juice, mayonnaise, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour this mix over the cabbage and toss to combine it all together.

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

Place the coleslaw in the refrigerator (letting it sit while you cook the rest helps infuse the flavors) while you prepare the shrimp.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. Dredge each shrimp in the flour mixture until it is coated.

Heat your pan over medium-high heat and fill with the oil to coat the bottom. Once it’s warm, add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for a few minutes on each side until they are cooked through.

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

While the shrimp is cooking, heat the corn tortillas according to the package directions.

To build your tacos, place a tortilla on the plate, then top with coleslaw followed by a few pieces of shrimp. Garnish with cilantro and a splash of lime juice as desired.

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw


4.8 from 5 votes
Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw
Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: dinner, seafood, shrimp, tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
Coleslaw
  • 1 small cabbage shredded
  • 1 small carrot shredded
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
Shrimp
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 12 oz shrimp medium
  • 2 tbsp oil
Tacos
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • cilantro for garnish
  • lime juice for garnish
Instructions
Coleslaw
  1. Shred or thinly slice cabbage and carrots

  2. Combine cabbage and carrots in a large mixing bowl

  3. Whisk all other coleslaw ingredients together

  4. Pour sauce over cabbage and toss to combine

  5. Place in the refrigerator to sit while making the rest of the meal

Shrimp
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat

  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika

  3. Dredge each shrimp in the flour mixture until they are covered

  4. Cook the shrimp in a single layer in the heated oil for about 3-5 minutes per side, until cooked through

Tacos
  1. Heat the corn tortillas according to the directions

  2. Build each taco by place a tortilla on the plate, topped with a scoop of coleslaw and followed by a few of the shrimp

  3. Garnish with cilantro and a splash of lime juice as desired

Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

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15 thoughts on “Shrimp Tacos with Coleslaw

  1. Shrimp tacos are my all time favorite meal. There is a place I go, that’s all I always order. Now, I know how to make my own, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Yas! this one’s perfectly doable, so I’m adding this to my list of recipes to do. Haven’t had these before but sure looks wonderful. I’ll be the only one enjoying that since my man is not a fan of veggies lol

  3. I absolutely love shrimp but I very rarely get a chance to eat it. Looks like now is the time to take matters into my own hands and make my own shrimp tacos! This recipe looks absolutely divine- can’t wait to try it!

  4. these tacos sound lovely, perfect for the warm weather season ; ) I love fish tacos, so I can only imagine that these are amazing as well! YUM

  5. This looks yummy and will only take a few minutes to prepare. I’ve never heard of this before and I do agree that this is really an odd combination. I guess that normally happens when you try to make the most of your leftover ingredients. But I can see in the picture that this is gonna be worth my try. Thanks for sharing! You are very creative.

  6. I am a huge shrimp fan, my husband not so much. So I tend to do it for my lunches and I might have to do this for today! I have never had a shrimp taco and I think I need to fix that

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