Shrimp Soft Tacos with Creamy Adobo Sauce

I loved everything about these tasty shrimp tacos. The black beans gave them a great flavor, the cabbage gave a nice crunch, the creamy adobo sauce gave a fantastic kick, the shrimp were tender and juicy, and the avocado gave great flavorful and creamy. My husband and I both really loved the tacos – especially with the creamy adobo sauce. Our kids opted for a simpler version of the tacos but both LOVED the shrimp. 

Combine the sour cream, lime juice, and adobo sauce together in a small bowl; whisk until creamy and smooth. Season with sea salt, to taste. Set aside.

Heat the drained and rinsed black beans in a pot over medium low heat then season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and cumin, to taste, until warm.

Place the skillet coated with cooking spray on the stove over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder, to taste.  Side Note:  I didn’t measure the seasoning, I just sprinkled a little bit of each onto the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes then flip the shrimp and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until done. Remove from heat.

Place the flour tortillas in a cloth dish rag in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds or until warm and pliable.

Layer the tortilla with black beans, green cabbage, creamy adobo sauce, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and cotija cheese.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

 

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Shrimp Soft Tacos with Creamy Adobo Sauce

Ingredients:

Creamy Adobo Spray:

1/3 cup of sour cream
3-4 tsp adobo sauce (just the sauce)
Juice from 1 lime
Sea salt, to taste

Shrimp Tacos:

Cooking spray
1 (14 oz) can of black beans, drained & rinsed
36 shrimp, tail removed & deveined (4 per taco)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Dash of cumin, to taste
Dash of oregano, to taste
Dash of paprika, to taste
Dash of chili powder, to taste
Dash of garlic powder, to taste
Green cabbage, shredded
Avocado, diced
Grape tomatoes, sliced
Green onions, sliced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Cotija cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Combine the sour cream, lime juice, and adobo sauce together in a small bowl; whisk until creamy and smooth. Season with sea salt, to taste. Set aside.

Heat the drained and rinsed black beans in a pot over medium low heat then season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, and cumin, to taste, until warm.

Place the skillet coated with cooking spray on the stove over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, and garlic powder, to taste. Side Note: I didn't measure the seasoning, I just sprinkled a little bit of each onto the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes then flip the shrimp and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until done. Remove from heat.

Place the flour tortillas in a cloth dish rag in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds or until warm and pliable.

Layer the tortilla with black beans, green cabbage, creamy adobo sauce, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and cotija cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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14 Responses to “Shrimp Soft Tacos with Creamy Adobo Sauce”

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — September 4, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    This sounds amazing Pam, especially the creamy adobo sauce. Delicious!

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    Carmen Rosa — September 5, 2013 @ 1:38 am

    Good morning from Spain Pam…This taco is making hungry, it looks so good. Delicious!!

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    Jenn — September 5, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    Mmmmmm… I love shrimp tacos… and looks look amazing!! Love the addition of the creamy adobo sauce too!!

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    Larry — September 5, 2013 @ 6:34 am

    It looks super good Pam and I love the adobo sauce idea.

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    Kate — September 5, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Mmmmm…these look delicious..I love the addition of avocado to tacos!

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    alex clarkson — September 5, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    love the combination of ingredients used, this has to be yumm.

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    Lia — September 5, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Hi Pam,|
    Another gorgeous, colourful and very appetising meal!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Jovina Coughlin — September 5, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    One of my favorites – shrimp tacos. I like the sauce you used.

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — September 5, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    I make shrimp tacos often as we love them. Great sauce to go with them!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — September 5, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    I have never had shrimp tacos before. These looks so yummy, I really need to make these.

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    Joanne — September 5, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    That adobo sauce needs to be featured in my life! Definitely in tacos.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 5, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    This looks mouthwatering, Pam. I love your adobo sauce.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — September 5, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    Loving these shrimp tacos, they look perfect with that sauce!

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    Genola — September 8, 2013 @ 6:33 am

    I made these for dinner on Thursday and my husband and I liked them so much, we are having them again tonight. Super easy and so tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

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