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Tacos de Camaron (Shrimp Tacos)

Featuring juicy shrimp full of flavor, tacos de camaron are high up on our dinner wish list. These delicious tacos de camaron consist of just a handful of ingredients and are super easy and quick to make. They can be ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes!

tacos de camaron with guacamole on a plate

Who doesn’t love tacos? The best part about them is that they can be filled with whatever you want.

We absolutely adore tacos! Whether they’re chicken taquitos, potato taquitos or tuna tacos.

They’re all so yummy and easy to eat!

What is camaron tacos made of?

Tacos de camaron are made with very few ingredients. They include:

Raw shrimp

Shrimp is one of our favorite proteins as it’s low in fat and high in protein. Also, we love it’s quick cooking time.

I use peeled and deveined with the tail off. This kind of shrimp is also great in Mexican shrimp cocktail or in Mexican seafood soup.

Blackened seasoning

This is what’s going to give the shrimp it’s flavor. You can also use Cajun seasoning if you prefer as it’s pretty similar to blackened seasoning. Cajun or blackened seasoning is also great on thin sliced chicken breast.

Crispy taco shells

This recipe uses homemade crispy taco shells for the best flavor and texture.

Oil

Vegetable, canola or olive oil all work fine in this recipe.

How to make tacos de camaron

Rinse the thawed shrimp in a strainer. Then pat them dry with a paper towel. Season the shrimp with the blackened seasoning. Mix well to make sure they’re evenly coated and set aside.

raw seasoned shrimp

Heat up the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the shrimp. I did this in two batches so that the shrimp wasn’t crowded. This will ensure even cooking and allow me to get the best sear on the shrimp. Cook the shrimp for 3 minutes.

cooking shrimp in skillet

Then flip them and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and repeat the above steps with the remaining batch of shrimp.

cooking shrimp

Now you can start assembling the shrimp tacos.

tacos de camaron on a white plate

What to serve with shrimp tacos?

Some good sides for shrimp tacos are green spaghetti, fideo seco and Mexican rice just to name a few.

As for topping and garnishing the tacos, I suggest keeping it simple with some delicious guacamole or pico de Gallo for dairy free shrimp tacos.

Or you could also garnish with some Mexican crema or sour cream if you like.

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Tacos de camaron recipe

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Tacos de Camaron

Tacos de camaron (shrimp tacos) are super delicious and easy to make. They can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword crispy shrimp tacos, shrimp tacos, tacos de camaron
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 107 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 20 oz raw shrimp peeled, deveined and tail off
  • 3/4 tsp blackened seasoning
  • 8 crispy taco shells
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Rinse the thawed shrimp in a strainer. Then pat them dry with a paper towel. Season the shrimp with the blackened seasoning and mix well to make sure they're all coated. Set aside.

  2. Heat up the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the shrimp. Do this in two batches so the shrimp aren't crowded. Cook the shrimp for 3 minutes. Then flip them and cook for another 3 minutes. Transfer them to a plate.

  3. Repeat the above steps with the remaining batch of shrimp.

  4. Assemble the tacos and garnish with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Tacos de Camaron
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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