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Shrimp tacos with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream are THE perfect taco for all your summer gatherings.

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

These Shrimp Tacos are a flavor explosion! Loaded with spicy shrimp, tomatoes, fresh avocado and THE BEST Shrimp Taco Sauce. Rave reviews every time!
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 468 kcal



  • 20 medium prawns peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • sliced avocado
  • cilantro lime sour cream recipe follows

For the Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream:

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1- 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • salt to taste


  • In a bowl whisk together olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper (if using). Add in shrimp and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to give the flavors a chance to marry.
  • Cook shrimp in a skillet on medium heat until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and cover to keep warm.
  • Use enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of a small pan, about 2 tablespoons. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook tortillas until soft, about 30 seconds on each side. Fold over to make a taco shell. As you cook each tortilla, place them on paper towels to absorb any of the oil left over.
  • Stir all ingredients for the Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream together in a bowl.
  • Spoon 5 shrimp into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, avocado and cilantro-lime sour cream. Serve.


Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 20.3gProtein: 27.2gFat: 32.2gSaturated Fat: 6.7gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 430mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 2.2g
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Keywords: cinco de mayo, seafood, shrimp tacos, tacos