Blackened Shrimp Tacos

I love tacos! Basically anything on a tortilla will make me happy. We had a great sale on shrimp shortly before Christmas so I made sure to pick up several pounds of it.  As you know I am all about shopping only sales for most of our groceries. I know the bottom price for most items we use and when sales get that low (or lower) I try to buy a 6-8 week supply which is what the sales cycles usually are. So this shrimp I bought should last until beginning to mid-February if I calculate correctly.


Delicious comfort food. A bit of crunch from the broccoli slaw but you can top these shrimp tacos however you wish. We devoured these tacos in no time flat with a side salad to round out the meal.

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, thawed from frozen and tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon+ olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Flour Tortillas, for serving if desired
  • toppings, as desired for tacos (broccoli slaw mix, feta cheese, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, as desired)


  1. Combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the shrimp and stir well to coat.  Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Remove shrimp from pan and serve hot on tortillas with toppings as desired.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Stephanae says:

    They sound tasty.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Shrimp + Tacos = Heaven on a plate. 🍃🍤🌮

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  3. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, my boys will love it!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Great! I love shrimp too!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. syl65 says:

    Putting this comfort food on my list this week! Thank you, Marci! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like them! Thanks, Sylvester!


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