Delicious & Delightful Shrimp Tacos

By Ceylone Boothe Grooms

Nothing screams “summer food fun” more than food festivals and street food. Street food is quick, delicious, and easy to eat! Shrimp tacos are a food-festival favorite. This recipe brings the yummy taste of street food directly to your home.

To add a special touch, I pair this dish with family-friendly virgin mojitos. Delicious!

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Shrimp Tacos

Prep time: 10 mins

Total cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 10 tacos


  • 1-1/2 lbs uncooked, cleaned, deveined shrimp (shell and tail off)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 10 soft tortilla shells
  • 1 bag organic cold slaw mix (I use broccoli slaw)
  • 1/3 cup sriracha aioli


  • Place cold slaw mix in a large bowl, then fold (stir) your aioli sauce; set aside
  • In a medium bowl, mix shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning; set aside
  • Preheat 12-inch skillet on medium heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Place shrimp in pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes

*Optional: Preheat a second 12-skillet to warm tortillas about 30 seconds on each side

Build Your Taco: Place your slaw on tortillas, add shrimp, fold your tacos, and enjoy! For a special treat, add chips, salsa, and guacamole as a simple side dish.

Virgin Mojitos

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 25-30 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 medium limes, cut into quarters
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 16 oz lime-flavored seltzer or sparkling water
  • 2 cups ice


  • Place mint leaves, sugar, and lime juice in medium pitcher
  • Use handle of large wooden spoon to muddle ingredients together
  • Add ice, limes, and lime-flavored seltzer or sparkling water
  • Set aside a few mint leaves for your garnish

Voila—a delightful summer mocktail!


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