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Shrimp Tacos with Asian Chimichurri
and red cabbage slaw

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Our last shrimp and chimichurri tacos (in 2020) were such a hit, we were excited to create this new version with different flavors. 
Smarts #1: We love the tart sweetness that mango brings to these tacos, but they would be great with avocados if you prefer them (or can’t find ripe mangos).
Smarts #2: Wait to season the cabbage slaw until right before serving.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Shrimp Tacos with Asian Chimichurri:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Mangos - 1, diced (sub avocado)
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 8
  • Asian Chimichurri (leftover from Monday) - ~1/4 cup
Red Cabbage Slaw:
  • Cabbage, red - 10 oz, thinly sliced
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Sesame seeds, white (opt) - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Defrost shrimp.

  2. Cabbage - Thinly slice. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  3. Make slaw - Whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, and cooking oil (portion for slaw). Add cabbage and fold everything together until cabbage is evenly coated. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Limes / Mangos - Prep as directed.

  5. Shrimp - Season shrimp with ground coriander and salt.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet with oil (portion for tacos) over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook on one side until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn shrimp and continue cooking until opaque and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  2. Give cabbage slaw a good stir. Season with some salt and pepper. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  3. Warm tortillas according to package instructions.

  4. Assemble tacos with red cabbage slaw, shrimp, and mangos. Drizzle Asian Chimichurri over each of the tacos just before serving and serve with limes on the side for squeezing over top. Enjoy extra slaw on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (31)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (3)

Most Helpful

Jicama wraps are so good! Used Trader Joe’s chimichurri. Subbed avocado for mango.

By: Alyssa
Posted: Sep 14, 2022
Diet: Paleo
1 Helpful

16 reviews

Simple and yummy. I used mango and avocado. Just a nice simple filling meal.

By: Liz
Posted: Sep 22, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These could have been more filling. The flavors were good but I ate two servings and was still hungry.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Sep 22, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Always good!

By: Cathleen
Posted: Sep 20, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

So…. This was amazing! I didn’t know jicama wraps were a thing so a whole jicama later, I made my own (seasoned with smoked paprika, onion and garlic powder, and white pepper and pan fried with very light oil in my cast iron skillet). I seasoned the shrimp to taste with jerk seasoning (I remembered seeing a similar jerk shrimp taco recipe but couldn’t find it). The flavors melded with the chimichurri and slaw beautifully. I know the mango will take this over the top! So delicious!

By: LaNita
Posted: Sep 20, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was DELICIOUS and SOOOOO EASY!!!

By: Kate
Posted: Sep 19, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This came together quickly and easily. I loved the sweetness of the mango with the chimichurri and slaw. Great taco variation!

By: Caitlin
Posted: Sep 18, 2022
Diet: Original
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