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Appetizer Recipes

Spicy Mexican Shrimp Taco Boats™


Fresh, bright, sweet and hot – this meal packs everything you love into one taco boat!

What You Need

  • Slaw
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, cut on the bias
  • Slaw
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp, tail shells removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 12 Old El Paso™ Mini Taco Boats™ soft flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges, if desired


  1. In medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, honey, lime juice and salt. Stir in cabbage and green onions; set aside.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until pink. Stir in garlic, hot sauce and taco seasoning mix. Heat to simmering. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  3. Heat boats as directed on package. Divide cabbage mixture among boats; divide shrimp mixture among boats; top with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time 30 min. Total Time 30 min.

Number of servings (yield)

12 servings




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Nutritional Information

Calories140(Calories from Fat60),Total Fat7g(Saturated Fat2g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol55mgSodium370mgTotal Carbohydrate11g(Dietary Fiber0g Sugars2g),Protein7g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A8%;Vitamin C10%;Calcium4%;Iron4%; Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

A nonstick skillet is great for many things, but it’s not great for searing shrimp. In fact, it tends to make them water out a bit. If possible, use a regular skillet for this recipe.
To save a few minutes of prep time, look for bagged preshredded purple cabbage.

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