Looking for a fresh, quick, and easy recipe to make for dinner? Wait until you try these coconut shrimp tacos recipe that is simple to make and so delicious!
When we were in Long Beach Island a few years ago, we ate at Surf Taco almost every night. I ordered their coconut shrimp tacos and they were so good!
In fact, I loved them so much I ate them almost every night! LOL!
One of the things I loved about it was the simplicity of the dish. It had basic, paired-down ingredients that were not laden with heavy sauces and spices.
Their recipe inspired me to create my own.
And the best part?
I use ready-to-make ingredients that I can quickly pick up from the market.
Wait until you try this quick, easy, delicious coconut shrimp tacos recipe!
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About This Recipe for Coconut Shrimp Tacos
Sure, you can make each of these ingredients from scratch. I’ve got a great recipe to make homemade coconut shrimp here.
And there will be some added flavor, but I have to tell you, this dish is pretty good with ready-made ingredients from the market.
While I love a dish where I can pick up easy ingredients and throw them together to feed my family, feel free to swap in your favorite coconut shrimp, mango salsa, or pickled cabbage recipes.
It will extend the prep time but would enhance the flavor of the dish. The beauty of this recipe is you can make it as complicated or as simple as you like!
My family loves this dish and we enjoy it often during the summer. But sometimes when I’m looking for a quick dish to make, this is a go-to recipe for me too because the prep time is about 15 minutes, and serves 3-4 people.
So it works well for my family because I double everything except the cabbage. You’ll have plenty of that leftover.
I love how healthy and easy this recipe for coconut shrimp tacos is to prepare.
Sometimes I pick up freshly prepared coconut shrimp from the seafood department at the market, but also found a delicious frozen variety I like to use.
The quality of both is not too far from making it fresh and is a lot less work. So for me, I’ll stick with this semi-homemade version.
Ingredients to Make Coconut Shrimp Tacos Recipe Easy
- 2 Dozen Jumbo Coconut Shrimp (fresh, frozen or from your favorite recipe)
- Mango Salsa
- 1 Small Cabbage Shredded
- Small Flour Tortillas
- Garnish with Chopped Cilantro (optional)
- Cooking Spray
Directions to Make Coconut Shrimp With Tacos
Cook coconut shrimp according to the recipe or package directions.
I usually purchase freshly prepared or frozen coconut shrimp. Then bake them in the oven according to package directions. But it’s usually in there for about 20 minutes.
While the shrimp is cooking, shred a head of cabbage and chop the cilantro.
You likely won’t need all of the cabbage, so I save it in Ziplocs or storage containers for other dishes.
Take one small flour tortilla, then layer cabbage, salsa, and two or three coconut shrimp depending on their size.
So easy right?
And it looks so fresh and delicious.
Garnish with cilantro.
Fold and enjoy!
While I make this one a lot in the summer, it’s an easy one to pull together year-round and is a nice break from soups and cozier dishes
The Best Coconut Shrimp Tacos Recipe Easy
- Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Shred cabbage using cheese grater or mandolin slicer.
- Bake coconut shrimp according to package directions (roughly 20 minutes).
- Remove from oven when crispy, golden brown and cooked all the way through.
- Lay a warm wet towel over tortillas and warm them in microwave for 30 seconds. (You can also toast them slightly over a gas range to warm them if preferred).
- Lay tortilla open face and top with shredded cabbage, salsa, shrimp and cilantro.
- Serve and enjoy!
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