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Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp Tacos

Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp Tacos

Spice-coated shrimp are baked and then placed on top of corn tortillas. Add coleslaw mix and drizzle them with a flavorful sauce for a new twist on tacos.

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15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time


Spice Mixture

1/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter,  melted

1 (16-ounce) package uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed


1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon chili powder


16 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed

2 cups coleslaw mix


 *Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 500°F. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all spice mixture ingredients in bowl. Dip shrimp in butter then in spice mixture. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 5-6 minutes or until shrimp are pink and coating is bubbly.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl.

  4. STEP 4

    Assemble tacos by stacking2 warmed tortillas onto each individual serving plate. Top with 1/8 baked shrimp and 1/4 cup coleslaw mix. Drizzle with sauce. Fold tortillas over filling.

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Nutrition (1 taco)

330 Calories
11 Fat (g)
95 Cholesterol (mg)
420 Sodium (mg)
47 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
11 Protein (g)
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