Southwest Shrimp Tacos

Southwest Shrimp TacosRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Serve with hot sauce, Mexican crema or regular sour cream, and chopped radishes.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 34 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 34 Minutes


10 to 12 (10-inch) wooden skewers
2 pounds unpeeled, large raw shrimp (21/25 count)
Vegetable cooking spray
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
16 to 20 (8-inch) soft taco-size corn or flour tortillas
3 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup grated carrots
Lime wedges


1. Soak skewers in water 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat.

3. Toss shrimp with hot sauce and next 4 ingredients. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Grill shrimp, covered with grill lid, 1 to 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Grill tortillas 1 minute on each side or until warmed.

4. Combine cabbage and carrots. Remove shrimp from skewers just before serving. Serve shrimp in warm tortillas with cabbage mixture and lime wedges.