Blackened Shrimp Tacos by JZ Eats are a healthy, gluten-free recipe to take your standard cajun shrimp recipe to the next level.
THE BEST SHRIMP TACOS
Who’s looking for a bit of a healthier alternative for Taco Tuesday? I’ve gotta tell you, we're always down for tacos at my house!
I love these Blackened Shrimp Tacos because they’re Whole30 compliant, but they are also a lighter dish loaded with flavour. I'm a big seafood fan, so I prefer these shrimp tacos over beef tacos any day!
After a busy day, there is nothing better than making a simple and tasty dinner the whole family will love. During the week it can be tough to throw a fancy dinner together, but don’t worry, you only need about 15 minutes for this one!
They’re also great for serving a crowd because you can make lots of tacos at once and everyone can pick their own toppings. You don't need a lot of fancy ingredients to make tacos with shrimp. If you’ve never made shrimp tacos before, I think you’ll be surprised at how quickly and easily something so delicious comes together.
WHAT ARE BLACKENED SHRIMP?
The concept of blackening or blackened food is a Southern cooking technique used to add bold flavors to fish, shrimp, chicken and other food. The mixture of spices create this bold flavor, and this technique is typically used in Cajun cuisine.
Course: Main Course Cuisine: American
1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, about half a lime
1 tablespoon olive oil, more for cooking
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, for garnish
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic salt, can sub for garlic powder, just be sure to add salt to the mixture
1 tablespoon onion powder
Wraps and Topping Suggestions
green leaf lettuce, butter lettuce works well too!
red onion, diced
Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
Toss shrimp and olive oil together in a large mixing bowl. Then add the seasoning and mix until shrimp are fully coated.
Heat a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan on medium-high heat until the pan is hot. Lay shrimp flat in the pan without overlapping them and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until they are opaque. When the shrimp are finished cooking, garnish them with fresh cilantro and lime juice.
Separate the lettuce leaves and assemble the tacos with all your favorite toppings!
Notes *Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
If you aren’t on Whole30, add 2 tbsps of brown sugar to the seasoning mixture
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1545IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg