Monday, August 28, 2017

Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy BBQ Sauce and Chili Lime Slaw

These crispy shrimp tacos make a surprisingly quick and easy weeknight meal to throw together. And guess what else? Even my picky eaters liked these!

These crispy shrimp tacos make a surprisingly quick and easy weeknight meal to throw together. And guess what else? Even my picky eaters liked these!

Over the past couple of weeks, I've tried to get a little more adventurous in planning my dinner menu. For YEARS, we have literally had the same thing for dinner week after week.

Of course, the repetitive dinner menu had it's ups. For instance, I never had to panic over what I was going to make for dinner. Because it was always the same thing. And I rarely had to make a grocery list-- because I had it memorized. I had finely honed each of our 6 weekly meals to be healthy, quick and easy to make, and something that I could customize for my picky eaters tailored to their preferences.

It's just made life a little simpler. One less thing on my plate, figuratively speaking 😉.


But the monotony finally wore on me, and last week I decided that I was going to HAVE to shake up our dinners or lose my mind. 

Last week we tried Zuppa Toscana Soup, Fajita Quesadillas, and Bow Tie Lasagna. On the menu for this week: Cheeseburger Pizza, Kneaders French Toast, and Butternut Squash Tortellini  😋.

 Monday nights are always taco nights at our house, and I shook up our usual chicken-and-cheese quesadillas with these Crispy Shrimp Tacos. SO GOOD! And really quick and easy to throw together. It honestly took me less than 20 minutes. Maybe not even that (but in full disclosure, I cooked my shrimp in an air fryer, which shaves off some time. It may take a little longer in the oven).

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!!




Yield: 8 tacos

Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy BBQ Sauce & Chili Lime Slaw

These crispy shrimp tacos make a surprisingly quick and easy weeknight meal to throw together. And guess what else? Even my picky eaters liked these!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 30 ounce frozen breaded popcorn shrimp (I used SeaPak brand from Target)
  • 8 taco sized flour tortillas
  • 2 cups thinly shredded cabbage
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lime (can sub lemon) juice
  • dash of salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • cilantro, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the shrimp according to the directions on the box.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the slaw: mix together the 3 tbsp mayo with the salt & pepper, lime juice, and chili powder. Toss the sliced cabbage in the mixture. Mix in 2 tbsp chopped cilantro.
  3. Make the creamy BBQ sauce: whisk together the 1/2 cup mayo with the 2 tbsp BBQ sauce.
  4. Once the shrimp have cooked, you're ready to serve! Layer each tortilla with the creamy BBQ sauce, slaw, and shrimp.
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