These quick and easy shrimp tacos with creamy adobo sauce are impossible not to make over and over again.

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Adobo Sauce

Soft tacos are a quick and easy go-to meal and taste so good with shrimp in them.

The shrimp in these soft tacos are seasoned with mixture of spices that add wonderful flavor to the taco.

For a light crunch with each bite, 2 types of raw cabbage is used, green and red cabbage.

 

The red (or purple) cabbage add beautiful color to the overall dish too.

Drizzle Adobo Sauce on Tacos

To top these scrumptious tacos off, a super quick creamy adobo sauce that’s made with just 2 ingredients is drizzled on top.

The combination of flavors and textures tastes so good together.

Here are more shrimp recipes you may like “Chipotle Shrimp Guacamole“, “Mini Shrimp Tostadas with Homemade Guacamole” and “Grilled Shrimp with Browned Butter and Rice“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Shrimp Taco Ingredients

For the Tacos – Large raw deveined and shelled shrimp, ground cumin, chili powder, granulated garlic, pepper, green and purple cabbage, red onion, cilantro, corn tortillas and a lime

For the Creamy Adobo Sauce  – Sour cream, can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, fresh lime juice and salt

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Chopped Cilantro on Board

Chop the cilantro,

Shredded Cabbage on Board

thinly slice the green cabbage…

Shredded Cabbage on board

…and thinly slice the purple cabbage.

Shredded Cabbage on Plate

Next,

Chopped Onion on Cutting Board

Chop the onion and set aside.

For the Creamy Adobo Sauce:

Adobo Sauce in Can

In a small bowl add the adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers,

Add mayonnaise in bowl

sour cream,

Add lime juice in bowl

lime juice and salt.

Whisk Adobo Sauce in Bowl

Mix and set aside.

For the Shrimp:

Raw Shrimp in Bowl

Put the shrimp in a medium size bowl and add the…

Chili Powder in Spoon

Add Chili Powder to Shrimp

chili powder,

Granulated Garlic in Spoon

Add Granulated Garlic on Shrimp

granulated garlic,

Ground Pepper in Spoon

Add Pepper in bowl

pepper,

Add ground cumin in bowl

cumin,

Add salt in bowl

and salt.

Seasoned Shrimp in Bowl

Mix together so that the shrimp are coated with the spices.

Add Olive Oil in pan

Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.

Add Seasoned Shrimp to Pan

Then add the shrimp.

Cook Seasoned Shrimp in Pan

Turn the shrimp as they cook until each side is lightly browned and thoroughly cooked (about 6 minutes in total).

Cook Seasoned Shrimp in Pan

Cook Seasoned Shrimp in Pan

Turn the heat off and transfer the shrimp on to a cutting board.

Reserve the remaining olive oil in the pan.

Cut Seasoned Shrimp on board

Cut the shrimp in half and put them in a bowl.

Then add the remaining olive oil from the pan in with the pieces of shrimp and mix together.

Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave for about 10 to 12 seconds.

Seasoned Shrimp on Tortilla

Then top with the shrimp,

Onions and Shrimp on Tortilla

onion,

Shrimp and Cilantro on Tortilla

cilantro,

Cabbage and Shrimp on Tortilla

and the green and purple cabbage.

Drizzle Adobo Sauce on Taco

Drizzle Adobo Sauce on Taco

Drizzle the adobo sauce on top.

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Adobo Sauce

Serve while the tortilla is still warm,

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Adobo Sauce

and with a quarter piece of lime for each taco.

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Adobo Sauce

Next…

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Adobo Sauce

…enjoy each and every delicious bite.

Shrimp Soft Tacos with Adobo Sauce

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More Mexican Food recipes you may like:

Slow Cooker Chipotle Barbecue Pulled Pork

Homemade Cilantro and Garlic Salsa

Corned Beef Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

Chipotle Lime Tortilla Chips

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Spicy Shrimp Adobo Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Adobo Sauce

These are impossible not to make over and over again.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

For the Creamy Adobo Sauce:

  • 5 teaspoons Adobo sauce (from a can of Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce; 11 ounce can)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 of a whole Lime, juiced
  • 2 dashes salt

For the Tacos:

  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 12 large raw shrimp deveined, cleaned and shells removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 dashes sea salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 whole lime cut into quarters (for serving)

Instructions

For the Creamy Adobo Sauce

  • In a small bowl add the Adobo sauce, sour cream, lime juice, and salt. Mix until creamy and set aside.

For the Tacos:

  • In a medium size bowl, add the shrimp, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper, cumin, and salt. Mix together so that the shrimp are coated with the spices.
  • Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. 
  • To the pan, add the shrimp. Turn the shrimp as they cook until each side is lightly browned and fully cooked (about 6 minutes in total). 
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the shrimp on to a cutting board.  Reserve the olive oil that's left in the pan.
  • Cut the shrimp in half and put them in a bowl. Then add the remaining olive oil from the pan in with the pieces of shrimp and mix together.
  • Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave for about 10 to 12 seconds.
  • Top each tortilla with shrimp, onion, cilantro, and green and purple cabbage. Drizzle the creamy Adobo sauce on top. 
  • Serve while the tortillas are still warm, and with a quarter piece of lime with each taco.

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