Cajun Shrimp Tacos



Cajun Shrimp Tacos

Cajun Shrimp Tacos are a flavorful and satisfying dish that brings the taste of the bayou right to your dinner table. These tacos are a perfect combination of tender and spicy Cajun-seasoned shrimp, fresh vegetables, and a creamy, zesty sauce, all wrapped in warm tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl and season with Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and hot sauce (if using). Mix well to make the sauce.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil. Cook the seasoned shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side until they are pink and cooked through.
  4. Warm the tortillas in the skillet for about 20 seconds per side.
  5. Assemble the tacos by placing a spoonful of sauce on each tortilla, followed by lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, bell peppers, and the Cajun shrimp.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Cajun Shrimp Tacos are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Louisiana. The spicy Cajun seasoning perfectly complements the tender shrimp, while the fresh veggies and creamy sauce add a refreshing twist. Whether you’re serving them for a weeknight dinner or a weekend gathering, these tacos are sure to be a hit.

Nutrition: Calories – 320kcal | Carbohydrates – 26g | Protein – 25g | Fat – 12g | Saturated Fat – 2g | Cholesterol – 239mg | Sodium – 1073mg | Potassium – 396mg | Fiber – 2g | Sugar – 4g | Vitamin A – 28% | Vitamin C – 54% | Calcium – 19% | Iron – 18%

These Cajun Shrimp Tacos are not just a meal; they are a culinary journey to the vibrant flavors of the Gulf Coast. Each bite is a tantalizing mix of spicy, savory, and creamy goodness. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just looking to try something new, these tacos are a must-try. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to savor a taste of Louisiana right in your own kitchen!

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