We are a family that eats just about everything – Sushi, BBQ, Seafood, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Steak & Potatoes – you name it, we’ll eat it. While we usually have a wide variety of meals each week, seafood tends to be one of those items that sneaks onto the menu more frequently than others. We especially love shellfish – shrimp, lobster, crab, clams, scallops. Thing is, having seafood for dinner usually means there is more of a time commitment involved. And I hate peeling shrimp. It’s a job I deem “boy work” and often pass along to Ben.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few shortcuts up your sleeve? To eat like you’ve slaved in the kitchen for hours, when in reality you’ve whipped up dinner in 30 minutes? Yeah. I like that.
I wanted to stick with the theme of super easy/convenient so I came up with a quick and easy Crispy Shrimp Tacos Recipe that includes enough shortcuts to keep prep/cook time basically down to the time it takes to bake the shrimp – 12 minutes!
- Seapak Popcorn Shrimp
- 1 tbsp Butter, melted OR olive oil spray
- Favorite Taco or Cajun Seasoning
- 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
- 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce
- 1 cup deli cole slaw
- 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- Corn or flour tortillas
- Pico de Gallo OR Salsa
- Lime, sliced
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Place frozen Seapak Popcorn Shrimp on foil lined baking sheet and brush with butter. (Healthier alternative is to spray with olive oil instead of using butter)
- Sprinkle with your favorite Taco or Cajun Seasoning (I like spicy so I used Malibu Gourmet Foods Gourmet Cajun Seasoning).
- Bake at 450 for 12 minutes, or until crispy.
- Mix ranch dressing with sriracha to make sauce. Feel free to adjust amount of sriracha to taste.
- Mix deli cole slaw with cilantro.
- Warm tortillas.
- Spread desired amount of sriracha/ranch sauce on tortilla, add 4-6 shrimp and top with salsa and cilantro cole slaw. Garnish with lime.
- I always make Pico de Gallo from scratch, but as a shortcut you can buy it pre-made or just your favorite store bought salsa. Even better - make a batch yourself one day when you have a free few minutes and you'll be able to use it all week long.