Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are known as Tacos de Camaron in Mexico and are easy to make, not to mention healthy and flavorful. Garnish with avocado, sour cream, cilantro or cabbage.
Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy




  • ¼ cup Neutral oil
  • 1 Yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 ½ lbs Shrimp (26/30 count), peeled and deveined, cut lengthwise
  • To taste Salt
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Jalapeno , seeded and sliced 
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Parsley, chopped
  • 8 Corn tortilla, 15 cm / 6” diameter
  • For garnish Lime, quartered


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat. When just starting to smoke, add the onions and stir. Cook until they start to turn soft, stirring constantly, about 1 minute.
  • Add shrimp and salt. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are mostly pink - 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add butter, jalapeno, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until garlic is fragrant - 1 minute. Turn off the heat and stir in parsley.
  • Heat another skillet over medium heat. Warm tortillas for about 20 seconds per side. Set aside and cover. Repeat until all tortillas are warm.
  • Spoon shrimp filling into each tortilla and serve with lime wedges.


  • You can add additional garnishes, such as lettuce, sour cream and cheese
  • Corn tortillas must be heated, otherwise they will fall apart 
  • Alternatively, you can use flour tortillas