Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Chipotle Sauce

shrimp tacos

This shrimp tacos recipe is excellent and very easy to make. Shrimp tacos are great for these days that the weather is starting to get warm. The beauty of tacos is that you really do not need a whole lot of ingredients to make a wonderful meal so they are not expensive.

We are going to cook these shrimp tacos with chipotles in the shrimp and in the sauce and serve them with a nice cabbage and tomato slaw. They are exquisite.

Chipotles are smoked jalapeño peppers that are canned in a tomato sauce called adobo. They add a beautiful spicy and smoky flavor to foods. They are packed with their seeds so they can be quite hot. The amount of chipotles that you choose to use will depend on how much heat you like to eat.

If you cannot find chipotles please don’t let that deter you from making this recipe. It will be great without the chilies so go ahead and make it anyway.

Here is what you are going to need for this exquisite shrimp tacos recipe:

¼ cup cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 TBS lime juice
1 tsp. chipotle powder
1 TBS chopped cilantro

1 pound shrimp – peeled, de-veined and halved
4 garlic cloves – minced
1 chipotle pepper in adobo – chopped
½ a large lime – juiced
½ cup chopped cilantro

2 cups sliced green cabbage
2 tomatoes – peeled and diced
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 large lime – juiced

Corn tortillas

• Whisk all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt. Set aside.
• Heat 2 TBS of vegetable oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and chipotle. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the shrimp. Mix well. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes – until shrimp turns pink. Add the cilantro. Mix well. Set aside.
• Place all the cabbage salad ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
• Heat your tortillas. Place two tortillas on a plate. Smear some sauce on the bottom.
• Top with shrimp and cabbage salad.
• Serve with a wedge of lime. Enjoy!

Print the Chipotle Shrimp Tacos Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • August 31, 2012

    Ruth Ruiz

    This was so easy to make and really, really good. Definately making this again.

  • September 21, 2012


    Hi Ruth!
    I am sorry for taking so long in replying! I appreciate you making these and letting me know. I love these tacos! Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • March 8, 2013


    What kind of “creme” should you use?

    Thank you! 😉

  • March 13, 2013


    Hi Noemi!
    You can use whipping or heavy cream for this. Another thing that works great here is plain Greek style yogurt. Thank you so much for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

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