Cajun Spicy Shrimp Tacos Recipe


July 3, 2016

Recipe brought to you by Chef Jacquie.

  • Yields: Serves 4 (2 tacos per serving)


Cajun Sprimp

1 lb. small to medium shrimp, peeled Cajun Spice Mix (see below*)

16 corn tortillas

Sour cream

Lettuce, finely shredded

Pineapple, cut into long strips and grilled, then diced

Scallions, sliced thin

Cajun Spice Mix

1 Tbsp. kosher salt

1 Tbsp. black pepper

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. mustard powder

1 tsp. cayenne pepper


1To prepare tortillas, warm tortillas wrapped in foil in the oven, or roast them in a skillet over medium heat for fifteen seconds per side.

2Stack two tortillas on top of each other per taco.

3In a separate pan, heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat.

4Add shrimp and immediately season liberally with cajun spice, cook for about 1 minute. Turn once and continue to cook until shrimp are pink and completely opaque, roughly 30 seconds.

5Divide shrimp evenly across the tacos, then top with a dollop of sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced pineapple, and scallions.

6Serve immediately.