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Fresh & Fit Recipe: Crispy Shrimp Tacos

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Maine chapter.


Fresh & Fit Recipe: Crispy Shrimp Tacos

Tired of eating the same thing all the time? Try this spiced up version of the ever popular taco with these Crispy Shrimp Tacos from ClosetCooking.com




  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced or one (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deviened and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 12 (4 inch diameter) corn tortillas
  • oil for frying


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, jalapenos and cumin and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp and cook for a minute.
  6. Remove from heat, season with salt and mix in the cilantro.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan to 350F-375F.
  8. Dip the tortillas in the oil two at a time until soft, about 10 seconds, and place them in a stack on paper towels.
  9. Place 3 tablespoons of the shrimp mixture on each tortilla, tightly roll it up and skewer with a toothpick to keep sealed.
  10. Fry in the oil until golden brown on both sides, about 1 1/2 minutes per side.