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Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

Don't even think about getting takeout tonight when you can make these Shrimp Tacos with Slaw in just 20 minutes. Chock full of honey buttered shrimp with Cajun seasoning and topped with a creamy taco slaw, you won't ever think of tacos the same way again. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 181kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning see note for DIY
  • 8 6-inch flour or corn tortillas

creamy taco slaw

  • 3 cups cabbage slaw
  • juice of 1 lime about 1 tablespoon
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped


prepare the slaw

  • Stir together mayo, lime . juice, salt, sugar, and cilantro. Pour over cabbage slaw and toss to combine. Cover and chill until ready to use.

prepare the shrimp

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in honey and cajun seasoning.
  • Add shrimp and stir over medium heat 3-5 minutes until opaque.

put it all together

  • Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with shrimp and topping with creamy cabbage slaw. Serve immediately.


DIY Cajun Seasoning: stir together 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning, 2 teaspoons paprika or smoked paprika, 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2mg