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Tropical Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes



About the Recipe

Welcome to SunFish's culinary voyage! This week, we're thrilled to share a taste of oceanic delight with our Tropical Shrimp Tacos. Picture succulent shrimp mingling with exotic spices, juicy mango, and zesty flavors, all wrapped up in a soft taco shell. Join us as we transport your taste buds to a world where the sea meets paradise. A culinary journey that captures the essence of the ocean and the vibrancy of the tropics.

The Ingredients

Sauteed Shrimp

• 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined, tails off

• 1/4 teaspoon of salt

• 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

• 1 tablespoon of your favorite salt free spice blend -- We used a Southwest Chipotle Blend

• 3 tablespoons olive oil

• 1/4 freshly squeezed orange Juice

Tropical Taco Mix

• 1 pint tomato of choice, chopped (We used cherry tomatoes)

• 1 mango diced (about 1 cup) 

• 1/2 red onion finely diced

• 1/4 cup jalapeno, chopped

• 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

• 1 teaspoon grated ginger

• 1/4 cup lime juice 

• 1/4 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)

• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped

The Method

Sauteed Shrimp

Step 1

Thaw the shrimp if frozen. Pat the shrimp dry. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp with the salt, onion powder, and salt free season blend of choice.

Step 2

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the shrimp and orange juice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side until just opaque and cooked through.

Step 3

Let cool.

Tropical Taco Mix

Step 1 

In a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, mango, red onion, grated ginger and jalapeño.

Step 2

Stir in the shrimp and season with salt and garlic powder. Add the lime juice and orange juice and toss all together.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Just before serving, gently incorporate the cilantro. This can be left out if you do not like cilantro.

Step 5

Serve on small soft shell taco of your choice.


1. Pairs well with a light white wine. We paired ours with a Lugana.

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