Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Slaw

by Erica Dinho on September 2, 2009

Tacos de CamaronesI finally saw Julie and Julia and I liked very much. It is such an inspiring movie for food bloggers. I went to the movies by myself for the first time in my life and I really enjoyed it. It’s not that I don’t like going to the movies with my husband :) but Julie and Julia is not the kind of movie he would see at the theater and I couldn’t wait to see it on DVD. Anyway, go and see the movie, the actors did a great job!

Enjoy these delicious shrimp tacos with chipotle slaw. They are absolutely delicious.



(4 Servings)

  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 tortillas
  • 1 lime
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Chipotle Slaw
  • 3 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons chipotle pepper
  • Salt


  1. To make the slaw: In a medium bowl combine the mayonnaise, heavy cream, chipotle pepper and salt.
  2. Add the cabbage, carrots and onions to the mayo mixture and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the cumin, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  4. Place the shrimp in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are cooked.
  5. To serve, spoon chipotle slaw on the tortilla, then top with shrimp and fresh cilantro.
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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynda September 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM

These tacos look delicious! Wish I had the ingredients for them now as it’s lunch time and I’m now very hungry for tacos! thanks!


2 Oysterculture September 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

I’m so glad you liked the movie, I did and I went with my hubby (brave man that he was) and his parents. Of course he says he was about the only guy in the theater but we had so much fun. He share a birthday with Julia and the theater invited anyone who was coming to bring a cake an than to celebrate with a mini b-day party after the movie – it was a lot of fun.

Erica, another stellar dish, I am leaving on vacation next week and my pantry is being used us as a result so you are really tempting me here with all sorts of good stuff. I love shrimp tacos and theses sound amazing.


3 Erica September 2, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Have a good time!!!


4 theungourmet September 2, 2009 at 7:02 PM

I still need to see it! I think I’ll be the last one!

Mmm. These look so great with a lovely shrimp!


5 rebecca subbiah September 2, 2009 at 8:47 PM

good for you girlie going by yourself I would have gone with ya!, now I adore these taco’s can you guess my next question can I put them on the seafood blog? love Rebecca


6 Erica September 2, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you for the comment and the yes you can put the recipe in your blog :)


7 Kim September 2, 2009 at 9:35 PM

I want to see the Julie Julia movie so bad!! We were going to go for my bday last weekend, but didn’t have a babsitter. I can’t wait to see it.
The shrimp tacos look wonderful and light and I love that they are served with coleslaw.


8 BAKING is my ZeN September 2, 2009 at 10:51 PM

I’ve made this in the past. And, love it!
I discovered chipotles in adobo sauce this year. Wow, is these good!
Great quick meal.


9 Erica September 3, 2009 at 6:11 AM

Thank you everyone for the comments!


10 Sarah Naveen September 3, 2009 at 7:02 AM

WOw!! the tacos looks so yummy!!!!


11 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie September 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM

I’ve never had shrimp tacos, what a great idea! I would love the chipotle cole slow with those!


12 nora@ffr September 3, 2009 at 11:33 AM

wow!! sea food specially shrimps!! love the tacos very much!


13 My Carolina Kitchen September 3, 2009 at 1:24 PM

These tacos look fabulous and I see some of my favorite ingredients here – shrimp, chipotle peppers and cilantro. Gorgeous photo too.

My husband went to the Julie and Julia movie with me and he thoroughly enjoyed it but he likes to cook and was familiar with Julia & Paul Child. I do admit he was one of the few men in the theater though, but that kind of think would never bother him.


14 Anna September 6, 2009 at 7:37 AM

My husband didn’t even try to make a fuzz about it, he knew I was waiting for the movie anxiously. He actually liked it. And wow…this taco looks so delicious.


15 Erica September 10, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Thank you all! (Muchas gracias a todos)


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