Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Cream Sauce

Stores are taunting me by starting to display pumpkins and gourds and all sorts of fall decor.  I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and they had their Christmas trees out.  Seriously, it’s only August and still a million degrees here.

It’s a cruel joke to play on someone who lives for the fall season.

So, to console myself and attempt to enjoy what is hopefully the last vestige of summer, I decided to make sangria.

And you know what goes great with sangria?  These tacos:

Don’t be fooled by my lame-o pictures.  These really are fabulous, especially drizzled with the southwest sauce.

Recipe: Citrus Shrimp Tacos


  • 2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoon fish or seafood seasoning
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • soft taco-size flour tortillas
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce or cole slaw mix


  1. Combine seasoning and garlic in a long, shallow dish. Add lime juice, lemon juice and shrimp, turning to coat. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
  2. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil in pan. Remove shrimp from marinade and cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink.
  3. Serve in warm tortillas with shredded cheese, roasted corn, and Southwest Cream Sauce (recipe below).


Recipe: Southwest Cream Sauce


  • 1 (16-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Whisk together sour cream; garlic, red onion; chili powder; cumin; ground red pepper; and salt.
  2. Whisk in cilantro and lime juice until smooth.
  3. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


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  1. These look great! I have been looking for an awesome recipe for fish or seafood tacos ever since I had the best tacos (fish) of my life in Key West a few years ago. I will definitely give these a try.


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