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Stella’s Best Ever Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Chili lime shrimp tacos

If someone tells you that Chili Lime Shrimp tacos are hard to make, it is because they haven’t tried this recipe. Instead of using 10 different spices and herbs to make a good lime-infused shrimp taco with a touch of heat, you can do it with just one special ingredient.

Many online recipes call for unnecessary ingredients and are complicated. I will show you how simple it can be to make these delicious tacos at home.

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos – The formula

Indulge your taste buds! These mouthwatering tacos are bursting with bold flavors, combining succulent shrimp with zesty chili and a kiss of lime. Quick, easy, and perfect for any occasion, these tacos will win the crowd.

What makes this recipe so easy is how we go about adding flavor. To prepare delicious shrimp, you typically need to use a variety of ingredients such as garlic, cumin, paprika, black pepper, and a few other herbs and spices.

However, in our recipe, we use our expertly crafted all-purpose seasoning blend, which expertly combines different flavors to create a unique taste experience. Savory Delight combines different flavors to create a unique taste experience.

Put simply, our seasoning is perfectly balanced to bring multiple flavors to dishes such as shrimp.

chili lime shrimp tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined ( come on, FRESH! )
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Stella’s Savory Delight ( to taste, but a light coat will do )
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or Stella’s Sweet Fire
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas

Instructions:

1. Season the Shrimp:

  • In a bowl, combine/mix shrimp, olive oil, Savory Delight (a light coat should do), chili powder, or Stella’s Sweet Fire ( for heat ).
  • Add the zest and juice of 1 lime, ensuring the shrimp are well-coated.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld.

2. Cook the Shrimp:

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through, allowing them to caramelize. This cooking method is similar to searing shrimp but with different flavors.

3. Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, mix the juice of the remaining lime with chopped cilantro to create a refreshing topping sauce.

4. Plate the Tacos:

  • Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  • Spoon a generous portion of the chili lime shrimp onto each tortilla.
  • Drizzle the lime-cilantro sauce over the shrimp.

5. Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish with additional cilantro, lime wedges, and your favorite taco toppings.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the explosion of flavors in every bite!

Other Ways of adding heat (besides Chili Powder)

In this recipe, I used our very own Sweet Fire seasoning, which adds a nice amount of heat and a bit of sweetness. The heat comes from fresh, pure, and high-quality chipotle pepper, one of the main ingredients in Sweet Fire. However, you can use chili or red pepper flakes to taste. You can also use other peppers, like jalapeno, and this pepper can change the flavor profile of the dish a bit

Garnishing and extra toppings

You can add complexity to this and more flavor by spending an extra few minutes chopping some red onions, avocado, and tomatoes with a pinch of salt. The red onions will add beautiful color, and when combined with the tomatoes, they will also add a bit of extra acidity to the dish.

Feel free to experiment with different types of cheeses and sauces to complement this taco dish.

chili lime shrimp tacos

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Delicious, easy to make chili lime tacos using Stella's Savory Delight and a bit of heat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Stella’s Savory Delight to taste, but a light coat will do
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or Stella’s Sweet Fire
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine/mix shrimp, olive oil, Savory Delight (a light coat should do), chili powder, or Stella’s Sweet Fire ( for heat ).
  • Add the zest and juice of 1 lime, ensuring the shrimp are well-coated.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the marinated shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through, allowing them to caramelize.
  • In a small bowl, mix the juice of the remaining lime with chopped cilantro to create a refreshing topping sauce.
  • Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  • Spoon a generous portion of the chili lime shrimp onto each tortilla.
  • Drizzle the lime-cilantro sauce over the shrimp.
  • Garnish with additional cilantro, lime wedges, and your favorite taco toppings.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the explosion of flavors in every bite!
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You Did It

These Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos are a culinary delight, marrying the richness of shrimp with the zesty, tangy kick of chili and lime. Whether you’re cooking for a casual dinner or entertaining guests, this recipe guarantees a taste sensation that will leave everyone craving more.

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