Shrimp Tacos

Like all good recipes, I looked for something that was healthy, easy to make, and didn’t take a lot of time. When stumbled across a Real Simple recipe for Shrimp Tacos, I decided to give it a try. Like usual, I have tweaked Real Simple’s version to make it even simpler. Below is Stephanie style shrimp tacos. For the original recipe, click here.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 limes, cut into quarters
  • kosher salt
  • 8 six-inch wheat tortillas
  • 2 to 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • bottled green tomatillo salsa


  1. Cook shrimp. Real Simple says to grill it. I didn’t feel like grilling so I boiled the shrimp. If grilling, brush the shrimp with the combined butter and garlic sauce prior to grilling. 
  2. While shrimp cook, in a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk, and cumin. Set aside.
  3. If boiling shrimp, brush the cooked shrimp with the combined garlic butter sauce after draining them.
  4. Lightly salt cooked shrimp.
  5. Warm tortillas. I microwaved them for 30 seconds.
  6. Divide shrimp evenly among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage, sour cream sauce, tomatillo salsa, and a squeeze of lime.

Serve with a side dish of your choice! I used Mexican rice. Enjoy! 

16 thoughts on “Shrimp Tacos

    • Simply Stephanie says:

      I’m missing my Mexican John, badly. I’ve got a Mexican dish planned for next week! Speaking of missing, how is Operation Survive Wife’s Absence going? She should be coming home soon now, right?

      • John says:

        Oh your sweet Stephanie! Just now texting with Rebekah. All is well here and there, she isn’t due home till the 20th… You neeed Mexican!! Yo caro Taco Bell!!

        • John says:

          Oh yes, they are at the beach, doing Bible study at church, having lunches and dinner with Rebekah’s previous employer and her friends. They have more places to go and family to visit. But Michigan is home for her now and she will be glad to get back to her house, dog, husband… 🙂

        • Simply Stephanie says:

          That sounds like a good time to me! She will come home with a happy heart and soul. 🙂 And what is better than coming home to a house, dog, husband that you adore? BTW, love that you listed those in that order. I’m sure you come first though in her book!

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