Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Ranch

Easy Shrimp Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Avocado Ranch.  

Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 to 6 tacos
Author Savory Spicerack

Ingredients

  • Shrimp:
  • 1 pound of Large Shrimp that are cleaned , peeled and de-veined for easy prep.
  • 2 teaspoons of Cajun Season
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Red Cabbage Slaw:
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon sugar (I used pure cane sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or white vinegar (I used rice vinegar)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Avocado Ranch:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small package of fresh dill (1/4 ounce in size)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh parsley (about 2 handfuls)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • olive oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Make sure the shrimp are dried. Then, add the Cajun season ingredients to the shrimp, ensuring that the shrimp are evenly coated with the seasonings. Set the shrimp aside and let them marinate while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Next, make the red cabbage slaw by mixing all of the slaw ingredients in a bowl. Salt and pepper the slaw to taste. Cover the bowl, place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Place all of the avocado ranch ingredients in a blender (I use the ninja bullet blender), and blend until the ranch is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  4. Now place a large nonstick pan on the stove, and let the pan get hot using medium high heat.
  5. Once pan is hot, add a few drizzles of olive oil. Then add shrimp to pan. Please make sure to cook the shrimp in batches and not crowd the pan with shrimp. It usually requires cooking the shrimp in 2 to 3 batches.
  6. When cooking the shrimp, cook the shrimp for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until the shrimp have browned on the outside and cooked through.
  7. Once shrimp have cooked, assemble tacos using corn or flour tortillas. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can meal plan by marinating the shrimp, making the slaw, and ranch the day before.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to ranch and add more to suit you tastes..
Purchasing shrimp that are cleaned and peeled helps make your prep easier.
For a less spicier shrimp, use only one teaspoon of the Cajun Season.
The Cajun Season of my choice is called "Slap Yo Mama". (Seriously, that's what it's called...) .