Cajun spice pairs perfectly with the shrimp and cilantro crema in these tacos. Make these Cajun spiced shrimp tacos for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or impress when you have guests!
Tacos are one of my favorite weeknight meals. I especially like to cook with shrimp because it is a low calorie, low fat source of protein that doesn't skimp on flavor. Tacos are also a great weeknight meal since they can be prepped and cooked very quickly.
How to Make Cajun Spiced Shrimp Tacos
A full recipe is provided below, but see here for some extra details and tips for preparing the best Cajun spiced shrimp tacos!
- Preparing Ingredients: once you start cooking your shrimp, the meal will be ready very quickly. It is best that you have all of your other ingredients and taco fixings prepared before you start cooking!
- Shrimp: I always have a bag of frozen shrimp on hand in my freezer. The best way to thaw your shrimp is to take them out either the night before you plan to have them, or in the morning. Remove them from the packaging, and thaw them in a large bowl in your fridge. This will allow the shrimp to thaw slowly and ensure that they keep an optimal texture. If you are in a hurry or forgot to thaw your shrimp, thaw them in a bowl in the sink, under a constant stream of cool water. It is important that you not have the water too hot. Hot water will cook the outside of the shrimp and thaw them unevenly.
- Cilantro Crema: making the cilantro crema is very easy! Add the cilantro to a food processor and pulse a few times until you reach you desired leaf size. Add the sour cream and cold water, and pulse more until all the ingredients are combined. It should have a slightly watery consistency.
- Other Taco Fixings: other optional fixings that you can serve on your taco include salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, etc. Get creative and try whatever combination you're feeling!