Shrimp Tacos with Avocado & Chipotle Aioli

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado & Chipotle Aioli

I first had authentic shrimp tacos in Sayulita at a stand by the beach. They very quickly became my favorite and I found myself going back almost daily to have more!  Since then I have tried to replicate them as best as I can. The plump juicy shrimp are the star of this dish and the accompanying ingredients are fresh and subtle. This recipe below uses corn tortillas which are more authentic and homemade seasonings and sauces. If you are short on time, store bought taco seasoning and aioli can be used instead.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, thawed with tails removed
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas
  • 2 large avocados, sliced
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chipotle aioli (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning (recipe below)


Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes until almost pink. Add the taco seasoning and stir. Cook for 2 more minutes and remove from heat. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds until soft and pliable. In each tortilla, place a few slices of avocado and the cabbage. Add 3-4 shrimp on each one and top with a squeeze of lime, aioli and cilantro. Serve with additional lime wedges.

  • Chipotle Aioli
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice’
  • pinch of salt
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper