Recipe: Mango Marinated Shrimp Tacos

August 16, 2016

If you missed my post yesterday about my adventure to Oil & Vinegar, you should check it out here. It's filled with an amazing opportunity for my Denver friends and is an amazing store you should check out!

One of the many many flavor combinations I tried was a roasted garlic oil mixed with a mango vinegar. I know what you are thinking. YUM! Great, I was thinking the same thing too. I knew I had to have these two flavors and that they would be perfect on shrimp.

I was right. Adam told me it was restaurant quality. Score one for me. These were so good and so easy to make. Perfect for a lazy Sunday like we had. My mouth is watering already. Let's get to it.

I think tacos are made better by a delicious slaw, so of course I had to share my go to slaw recipe with you. I could eat the slaw all by itself, it's that good!

  • 1 bag of cole slaw mix without the dressing 
  • handful of cilanto, chopped
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (maybe a little more based on taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (guestimate because I just crack pepper in it until it looks like enough) 
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

  • Shrimp: 

  • 40 shrimp, I bought teeny ones for tacos
  • 2 tablespoons mango vinegar (from Oil & Vinegar) 
  • 2 teaspoons roasted garlic oil (from Oil & Vinegar) 
  • salt
  • pepper

  • Toppings: (optional) 

  • Butter lettuce for the tacos
  • thinly sliced jalapenos
  • thinly sliced avocados

  • How to Make: 
    1. Slaw: Mix the lime juice, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, salt, pepper and honey together. Pour over coleslaw. Add cilantro. Taste (try not to eat it all). Add lime juice, salt or pepper if needed. Set aside. 
    2. Shrimp: Ahead of time, mix the oil and vinegar's and pour over shrimp, salt and pepper. Let sit for however long. I let them sit for about 2 hours and stirred whenever I walked by the fridge. When ready to cook, pour a little of the marinade in a saute pan and bring to high heat. The shrimp I bought was already cooked so it didn't need much. (I know, so lazy). 
    3. When hot, toss shrimp in and let cook under desired temperature. 
    4. Make your tacos! Slaw, jalapeno, shrimp, avocado. Whatever order you like, I promise you will love them! 
    5. Enjoy!  
    Please excuse the paper towel. I should have been fancier. 
    Oh that slaw. It's so amazing. 
    I prefer my tacos with the slaw on the bottom. 
    Adam said his tacos looked better, so here's a picture of his :) 

    Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you have the best week and even better dinners! 
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    1. I am a huge fan of slaw too...I can't wait to try this!

    2. This looks good. My husband loves shrimp, so this is recipe I will have to try :)

    3. These sound absolutely amazing!

    4. This looks so good, I love shrimp tacos! I am pinning this for later!

    5. Yummy! This looks really tasty. Taco is one of my favorites. I love shrimps too! I'll just take my antihistamine then. Lol


    6. Your post has made me so hungry! I love shrimp tacos and can't wait to give yours a try.

    7. I love shrimp and I love tacos but I've always been very leery about shrimp tacos. Maybe someday.


    I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen