Cilantro Lime Popcorn Shrimp Tacos
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These Cilantro Lime Popcorn Shrimp Tacos are filled with crispy popcorn shrimp, a zesty cilantro lime sauce, and topped with a lime cream drizzle. Easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes, this flavorful dish will be the hit of your dinner table!
My feelings about tacos will never, ever change. I’m a big fan of Mexican food and always will be. I love just about any kind of Mexican food there is, and the more authentic, the better!
However, my feelings about popcorn shrimp have evolved over the years. I love shrimp and seafood, always have and always will, but popcorn shrimp…that’s another story.
When I was little, I disliked the texture of breaded fish and breaded shrimps. Maybe dislike it too strong of a word. I could eat it, but I preferred my fish and shrimp to be un-breaded. Grilled or broiled was the name of my game, not fried.
Until I got older. That’s when I started to enjoy quality, breaded shrimp and fish. Beer-battered and baked to perfection, it gave the seafood an extra oomph of flavor.
And since the hubster and I adore Mexican food and seafood, I decided to put my creative skills to good use. When I was shopping at Walmart last week, I stumbled upon SeaPak® products in the frozen aisle.
Although it may seem strange to find seafood in the frozen section, I can assure you that SeaPak is made from coastal tasting, high quality ingredients. In fact, it’s one of the only seafood brands that I trust, especially when it comes to shrimp.
I headed home with party-sized boxes of SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp and Beer-Battered Shrimp and couldn’t want to make a delicious meal for the hubster and I. And that’s where these Cilantro Lime Popcorn Shrimp Tacos come into play.
These Cilantro Lime Popcorn Shrimp Tacos are filled with crispy popcorn shrimp, a zesty cilantro lime sauce, honey, and topped with a lime cream drizzle. Easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes, this flavorful dish will be the hit of your dinner table!
If you love shrimp as much as I do, then I guarantee you’ll love these flavorful popcorn shrimp tacos! The crispy shrimp and zesty flavors combine to create a combination that is oh-so good. And did I mention that it’s ready in just 20 minutes? You can’t get much easier than that!
To start, you’ll bake the SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp according to the package directions. While the shrimp is cooking, it’s time to prepare the flavorful cilantro lime sauce. Simply whisk together the juice of two limes, honey, olive oil, fresh cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Then, it’s time to make the lime crema, which adds the finishing touch to these crispy tacos. Mix together some sour cream, lime juice and the lime zest.
Once the popcorn shrimp is ready, toss with the cilantro lime sauce. Assemble the tacos and drizzle on the lime crema and garnish with some avocados and cheese, if needed.
One bite of these Cilantro Lime Popcorn Shrimp Tacos and you’ll fall in love with the crispy texture, fresh flavors and irresistible taste. Easy to prepare and even better to devour, these tacos will make the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner menu!
Cilantro Lime Popcorn Shrimp Tacos
- 1 package (12 ounce) SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp, Party Size
- 6 flour tortillas
- Juice of two limes
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup low-fat sour cream
- ½ tablespoon lime juice
- Zest from 1/2 lime
Additional toppings (optional)
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Diced avocado
- Cook SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp according to package directions.
- While shrimp is cooking, make the cilantro lime sauce. In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, honey, olive oil, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
- To make the lime crema, mix sour cream, lime juice and lime zest a small bowl. Set aside.
- Once shrimp is cooked, add shrimp to cilantro lime sauce and lightly toss to coat.
- To assemble tacos, add lettuce and tomatoes to flour tortillas (optional). Spoon about 3 tablespoons of shrimp onto each tortilla and then drizzle with lime crema. Add your favorite toppings, if desired.
Wow, these tacos look delicious! Mexican inspired foods are definitely a favorite around here, and I appreciate a short-cut when I can get it. These would be great for our meatless dinners during Lent, too! Win! Pinned!
Thank you, Blair! These are definitely perfect for meatless Friday dinners! My husband and I have been eating a lot of seafood for Lent, so this is a favorite of ours! 🙂
These look GREAT! It reminds me of summer time and makes me all excited! Fresh, delicious shrimp tacos 🙂 I can see it now!
Yay for thoughts of summer and lots of shrimp tacos!
Taco season is gearing up. I’m so excited! And the lime flair on the tacos is even better. Hello, summer!
I love fish and seafood in ANY form – in fact, popcorn shrimp was my favorite as a kid! These tacos look perfect, Gayle!
Thanks for the taco love, Keri!
I miss shrimp tacos probably more than I miss anything else since being vegetarian, but I am definitely giving that sauce a try next time we have tacos.
This sauce is SO good, Dannii! It actually has honey in it too, which is my favorite. My husband requested that I make this with chicken next time, as it’s a favorite of ours! 🙂
These tacos look completely AMAZING, Gayle! And that’s coming from someone who normally leans towards grilled seafood! Maybe it’s that gorgeous cilantro lime dressing covering these beauties but I seriously cannot stop drooling right now!
Thanks, Sarah! I definitely eat grilled seafood more too, but the sauce makes this popcorn shrimp irresistible!
The popcorn shrimp sounds delicious! Definitely a nice spin on a Taco recipe 🙂 I can imagine how yummy it tastes with lots of freshly squeezed lime!
Thanks, Nadia! The lime and cilantro make such a delicious combo!
What a great way to switch up taco night! Love the lime cream drizzle!
Thank you, Jessica!
These just scream summer to me! And I am listening! Great colors and flavors happening here!
YUM! I love tacos in any form or fashion! This is such a great way to take a shortcut and make a delicious dinner when your feeling pressed for time!
Thanks, Annie! I love easy shortcuts like this! 🙂
I adore Mexican food also! I can eat it several times a week. These tacos sound like a great way to get my fix!
Thanks for the taco love, Jen!
I can’t get enough of tacos, and the cilantro lime flavor sounds so incredible!! I want to take a big bite 🙂
Looking at these, I’m ready for summer! They look like the perfect tacos! Pinned!
Thanks for the pin, Mira!
Mouthwatering amazing!! I love Mexican too, and shrimp tacos! This are a must make meal for me! #client
Thanks for the kind words, Cathy!
Who doesn’t love Mexican food and tacos?! Well, I’m sure there are some crazy people out there, but I’m not one of them! 😉 Loving these popcorn shrimp tacos, Gayle! Crispy shrimp with zest sauce and taco toppings all piled into a tortilla?? All day yessss! These look seriously delicious, friend! Pinned! Cheers!
Thanks for the taco love and pin, Cheyanne!
I love tacos and could eat them pretty much any day of the week! What a great idea using popcorn shrimp in tacos — way to kick them up a few notches! That sauce sounds amazing, Gayle, and I love all of the eye-popping colors here!
Thanks, Marcie! The sauce is my favorite, so versatile for other foods, too! 🙂
Gayle that crispy shrimp looks to die for!!! I am drooling seriously at these delicious pictures!!
I absolutely adore popcorn shrimp! What a great idea for an easy and tasty dinner!
Taco night is the best night of the week!! These sound like they are packed full of flavor! And I’m with you – I’ll never tire of mexican food!
Taco night is definitely the best! Thanks, Ashley!
So much fun texture play here- soft tacos, crispy shrimp! So yum 🙂
Thank you, Medha!
Yay for Mexican food and tacos! We can have them pretty much any day of the week too! These fun tacos would be a hit at our house! Love the idea of using popcorn shrimp! 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! Popcorn shrimp is definitely fun to use in these tacos, and eat, too! 🙂
Just saw this recipe for shrimp tacos. Really wan to try it soon. Do you think it would be ok with fresh shrimp that is grilled instead of the popcorn shrimp? Please let me know. Thanks a bunch.
Hi Debbie! Absolutely! I think grilled shrimp would taste just as good! Hope you love it and thanks for stopping by!
I just made this for lunch—omg-delicious! For the “pepper to taste” I used a ouple of shakes of crushed red pepper, but otherwise follow the directions exactly. This will be one of our go-to favorites. Thank You!
I’m so happy you enjoyed this, Mary Beth! It’s a favorite of mine, too! And crushed red pepper sounds wonderful!