Easy Spicy Shrimp Tacos

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Spicy shrimp tacos

Shrimp are delicious and easy to prepare, which why it is one of my favorite weeknight meals. Shrimp are also perfect for entertaining guests since they can be thrown on the grill and ready in less than 10 minutes! When cooking for my family, spicy is always better. I knew that these Spicy Shrimp Tacos would be a hit with the familia. Plus, they are so easy to make!

You see I come from a big Puerto Rican family that loves anything with a kick. When they come over for a fiesta there is always tons of food and plenty of wine. We like to keep a few bottles of Sutter Home wine in the cabinet. They offer many different varietals which means we are able to please everyone. Not to mention Sutter home is a family owned business, and their award-winning wines are offered at an affordable price point.

Let’s get to the recipe!

Spicy Shrimp Taco recipe

Easy Spicy Shrimp Tacos Recipe


  • 1 lb Large Shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails cut)
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil (some will be reserved for pan frying)
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • (optional) Half a packet of Sazon
  • Corn or flour taco tortillas

Taco Toppings:

  • Fresh cilantro
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Jalapenos
  • Limes
  • Fresh Mexican crema or sour cream
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Fresh salsa
  • Shredded cheese or crumbling cheese


  1. Place the thawed shrimp, lime juice, and olive oil in a bowl. Coat the shrimp well.
  2. Add the fresh garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, ground black pepper, and Sazon (optional) to the bowl. Mix well. (Optional refrigerate for 1-2 hours)
  3. Place the reserved olive oil in a pan on medium to medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, place the shrimp in batches to cook. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Repeat the process with the remaining shrimp.
  4. Time to prepare your tacos! Heat up the tortillas so they are warm. Place a few shrimp on the tortillas and top with cilantro and some crema. If you want more American style, add shrimp, shredded lettuce and tomatoes and top with cheese! The toppings are endless. Pile on all the toppings to make it how you want.

Easy Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Spicy shrimp tacos pair perfectly with Sutter Home Moscato. The sweetness of the Moscato balances the heat of the shrimp.

spicy shrimp tacos

I like to have all the fixings out when I make these shrimp tacos. My abuelo loves heat so he always tops his with a jalapeno slice! I prefer to use as many fresh ingredients as I can because that’s how my abuela made them when she cooked for us. It brought her great joy when all her nietos and nietas came to her house. She always had her little glass of vino in her hand, she said it kept her young. Now when we all gather we always have a bottle available for friends and family to enjoy. Nothing brings people together better than good food and delicious wine.

Visit the Sutter Home website for information on all the varietals of wine they offer. Be sure to try the recipe suggestions for your next family meal.

What is your favorite wine to pair with spicy food?

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  1. Alicia Gonzalez
    May 14, 2018 / 9:03 am

    This looks so delicious and with summer just around the corner, I love how light it is. Sometimes in the hot weather a heavy dinner just feels like it weighs you down. Plus, more room for wine!

  2. Reesa Lewandowski
    May 14, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Oh how I love tacos and shrimp, so putting them together is just heaven! Sutter Home is one of my favorite wines.

  3. May 14, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Yes! This is going into my taco Tuesday rotation. We all love shrimp, and I’m a big fan of heat. Yummo!

  4. Amy
    May 14, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    I love shrimp tacos so much! Spicy foods are my FAVE! Add tacos to the mix and things really heat up!

  5. May 14, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I love drinking moscato with Mexican food! I’ve never been a big seafood fan, but I would replace the shrimp with chicken, and BOOM – this is my kinda recipe!

  6. May 14, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Ohhh I love shrimp and Mexican food. I bet these are super tasty! I am not really into spicy food but my son is and he would love this!

  7. May 14, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade this week! These tacos sound like a fun new recipe to try with the family. I don’t think we’ve ever used shrimp before.

  8. brianne
    May 14, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Shrimp tacos are my absolute favorite! I am definitely trying this easy recipe!

  9. May 14, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    What a delicious way to change things up for taco night. I love a good wine. I’ll need to try this one.
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  10. May 14, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    Those tacos look sooo good! I love shrimp tacos and the wine is a great pairing to them!

  11. May 14, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    These are my favorite ways to enjoy tacos! Bring on the spicy shrimp and I Add extra cilantro. YUM!

  12. May 14, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    Yum! I love shrimp taco’s and have been looking for a good recipe. Going to try these this weekend. Thanks!

  13. Meagan Ivie
    May 14, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    There is nothing better than a fresh taco. I bet the shrimp make for a yummy touch.

  14. Heather
    May 15, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Before kids, I could eat all the spicy food. Now I need something refreshing to cool off with since I can’t handle as much heat. This sounds like a fabulous pairing!

  15. Shelley Zurek
    May 15, 2018 / 8:27 am

    What a wonderful pairing for this cool crisp wine. I can just imagine sitting on the back Verandah sipping the Sutter Home and eating the spicy shrimp

  16. May 20, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Dropping by to say thank you for sharing this shrimp taco recipe. It was amazing. I made 2 versions. One is spicy and the other one is not especially for the kids. My family enjoyed it.

  17. Alyssa Flores
    May 31, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    These look delicious but, without so much heat. Unfortunately I have an ulcer & can’t eat too many spicy foods. But, otherwise they look great!

    I do have a question for you, where can I find packets of sazon? Is sazon the same as Adobo or Magi?

    • May 31, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Hi Alyssa, I find them easily over here in South Florida and they are always in the “International” section of the grocery store. Goya makes a sazon and it is in an orange box. It gives food that rich color. There are other brands like Badia that make it as a spice container. I usually use Goya Sazon because it is individually packed so no measuring required! Adobo does have many of the same spices but does not provide that rich color. I’m not familiar with Magi having sazon or adobo. I’ve only seen their broth cubes.

  18. June 12, 2018 / 7:56 am

    My husband and son-in-law would love these! Thanks for sharing with us!!

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