Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Add a touch of heat to your feast with a fast and fresh recipe for Asian-inspired shrimp tacos.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled, deveined and tails removed

1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder

1 medium orange, zested and juiced

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Tortillas, for serving

Thinly sliced radishes, for serving

Diced avocado, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the shrimp with the Chinese five-spice powder until evenly coated. Add the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and 1 teaspoon salt and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate the shrimp for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 2 hours, if time allows.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in batches and cook them in a single layer until they are cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. Transfer the shrimp to a serving plate.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and lime juice with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Drizzle the shrimp with the sauce and serve with tortillas, sliced radishes and diced avocado.
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