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You are going to love these spicy shrimp tacos with jicama slaw. This recipe comes together very quick so it’s a must try for a fast weeknight meal too! The jicama (hee cah ma) slaw has carrot sticks, and red cabbage. It rocks! It’s colorful to say the least. It’s a perfect complement to the soft shrimp. | ethnicspoon.com
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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Jicama Slaw

You are going to love these spicy shrimp tacos with jicama slaw. This recipe comes together very quick so it’s a must try for a fast weeknight meal too! Layer some carrot sticks, red cabbage and chopped jicama on a warm tortilla with some spicy shrimp, queso fresco and sour cream.

Course Main dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy recipe, fast weeknight meal, slaw, taco tuesday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients

Jicama slaw:

  • ½ jicama cut into thick strips
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 cup purple cabbage shredded
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro chopped

Slaw dressing:

Other items and toppings:

  • 8 flour or corn tortillas
  • 4 Tbsp queso fresco crumbled
  • ½ cup Sour cream optional
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce

Instructions

  1. To marinate the shrimp: In a glass bowl combine lime juice, honey, salt, sugar, chili powder and nutmeg.

Other items & toppings:

  1. Toss in the shrimp, and allow them to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  2. To prepare the jicama slaw, place jicama, carrots, cabbage, and cilantro in a glass bowl and toss together until well combined.
  3. Next, in a small bowl, mix together the pepper, salt and sugar, and sprinkle over the veggies tossing well to combine.
  4. Prepare the marinade: In a small bowl combine oil, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, pepper, salt, and sugar. Mix well, then drizzle over the slaw, and use two spoons to completely coat.

  5. To cook the shrimp, first remove them from the marinade and lightly pat dry. Heat a non stick skillet on medium and quickly sear the shrimp about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  6. Place some jicama slaw on tortilla shell, and top with shrimp. Drizzle with sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Jicama Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 1046mg45%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 2800IU56%
Vitamin C 22.2mg27%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.