Fiery Chipotle Shrimp Tacos


Dive into the bold flavors of the Fiery Chipotle Shrimp Tacos! These tacos are a harmonious blend of spicy, smoky chipotle peppers and succulent shrimp, all wrapped up in a soft taco shell. This dish is a true delight for those who love a little heat in their meals.

Fiery Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Sodium: 400mg


  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined: 450g (1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped: 30g (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Garlic, minced: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Olive Oil: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Fresh Lime Juice: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
  • Soft Taco Shells: 8 shells
  • Red Cabbage, thinly sliced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: 10g (0.35 oz / 0.02 lb)
  • Avocado, sliced: 120g (4.2 oz / 0.26 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate the shrimp: In a bowl, combine shrimp, chipotle peppers, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the shrimp: In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until pink and cooked through.
  3. Warm the taco shells: Heat the taco shells in a dry pan or in the oven as per package instructions.
  4. Assemble the tacos: Fill each taco shell with a handful of red cabbage, a few slices of avocado, and top with the cooked shrimp. Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top.
  5. Serve: Serve immediately with lime wedges and extra chipotle sauce if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Don't overcook the shrimp to keep them juicy and tender.
  • Adjust the amount of chipotle peppers to control the level of spiciness.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt to balance the heat for those who prefer a milder taste.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, just make sure to thaw them completely before marinating.

What can I substitute for chipotle peppers?

You can use a combination of smoked paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper as a substitute.

Can I make these tacos gluten-free?

Absolutely! Just use gluten-free taco shells.