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Cajun Shrimp Tacos (Video) | Healthy Shrimp Tacos

Cajun Shrimp tacos are just so easy to make with home-made cajun shrimps & lots of color full fridge staple veggies fillings. These shrimp tacos are a perfect grab & go meal. Quick, easy & efficient.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Mexican
Keyword: Cajun Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 small tacos
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty


For The Cajun Shrimp

For the Taco Fillings or toppings

  • 6 small taco shells
  • 1/2 cup Jalapenos diced into rings
  • 1 cup Lettuce roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro also known as coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup scallions roughly chopped green leafy part
  • 1/3 cup scallions roughly chopped white part (near the root)

For the Sour Cream Sauce

  • 4-5 tbsp sour cream slightly diluted & lightly whisked with a fork you may use more according to your taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped dill
  • 1 tsp finely chopped Chives

Extra Sauces

  • Hot Salsa according to taste


How to make the Cajun Shrimp

  • In a clean bowl add the cleaned Shrimps & add all the seasonings. Mix well. Marinate for at least 10-15 mins! Do this while you chop the veggies.
  • Fry the marinated shrimps with butter over high heat on a skillet until lovely pink color, & lightly golden brown. Set aside.

How to make the sour cream sauce

  • Take the sour cream in a small bowl. Add a few tablespoons water & give it a good whisk with the help of a fork. It should have a sauce thick like consistency & not runny.
  • Add chopped dill, chives & salt and mix well. the sauce is ready.

How to assemble the Cajun Shrimp Tacos

  • Lightly toast the tortillas if you want to or you may totally skip doing so.
  • Grab one tortilla (refer the video). Arrange all the toppings (all the veggies) one by one within the fold of the tortilla, except the sauces & shrimps.
  • Next, place the cajun shrimps. About 4 in each tortilla & top them with scoops of sauces. Both sour cream sauce & the hot salsa sauce.
  • Serve immediately & Enjoy!



  1. Assemble the tortillas only when you are ready to eat or serve. Otherwise when left with the fillings for sometime they become soggy.
  2. We loved lightly toasted tortillas. If you want you may skip doing so.
  3. You may toast the tortillas either in a micro-oven or on a skillet.


Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet or special diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator!
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp Tacos (Video) | Healthy Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 640mg28%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 144mg | Sugar: 1g