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Baja Shrimp Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

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These Baja Shrimp Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce are a popular recipe at our house, they are fairly simple, use easy to find ingredients and taste absolutely amazing!

Baja Shrimp Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

With our busy schedule, easy meals is the name of the game here at my house.  

During these cold winter months, I like to keep my family fed well with some variety. I want hearty, healthy meals but that don’t take a ton of time and use simple ingredients.

This recipe was originally written for McCormick, but they discontinued the original skillet sauce the recipe called for.

So back to the drawing board, and this new, delicious recipe is actually better!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Incredible flavor, easy to swap ingredients. Make it your own!
  • The recipe is easy and dinner can be ready in about 20 or so minutes!
  • At the original time of writing this article, the tacos themself were only 4 ingredients. Due to the discontinuation of one of the products, I had to find a solution. So the ingredient list has grown a little.
  • I have included the recipe for a Baja Cream Sauce for these tacos, but if you wanted to use a store bought version, you can do that too.

Ingredients for Baja Shrimp Tacos

**Updated

1 pound of shrimp – peeled & deveined (you can use fresh or frozen)

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ packet, 4.ounces McCormick Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce

Soft Corn or Flour Tortillas

Ingredients for Baja Cream Sauce

I simply cooked the shrimp in half the packet of sauce in the skillet, and then used the other half to make the delicious Baja Cream Sauce.

The Taco Skillet Sauce has a bit of a kick from the Chipotle, so it was full of great flavor and just made the recipe even better.

Have you tried the McCormick Skillet Sauces?

I have tried each one of them now, and am absolutely loving the flavors and the different ways they can make a recipe even better.

Choose to follow the recipe on the packet, or kick up your own recipe a notch by using one of these delicious skillet sauces!

Also, be sure and check back tomorrow for another great McCormick Skillet Sauce recipe, right here at Daily Dish Recipes.

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Recipe for Baja Shrimp Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

Baja Shrimp Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

Baja Shrimp Tacos with Baja Cream Sauce

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These Shrimp Taco's with a Baja Cream Sauce are a popular recipe at our house, but they were made even easier and more delicious using McCormick Taco Skillet Sauce.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigerate Sauce 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Seafood Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8

Ingredients
  

For Shrimp Tacos:

  • 1 lb. shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ packet 4.ounces McCormick Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce
  • Soft Corn or Flour Tortillas

For the Baja Sauce:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ packet 4.ounces McCormick Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • Optional:
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Red Onion chopped
  • corn niblets
  • black olives
  • capers
  • Avocado diced
  • tomatoes diced
  • cilantro or parsley chopped

Instructions
 

For Baja Sauce:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until combined. It should be pretty runny. It will thicken over time.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. The longer you let the flavors marry, the more amazing the sauce is, so don’t be afraid to make it ahead of time. Just remember to refrigerate the remainder of the packet of McCormick Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce too. I make my in the morning, giving it the whole day to sit and combine flavors in the fridge, then I come home and make the shrimp and dinner is ready in about 20 minutes.

For Shrimp:

  • In a large skillet, saute the olive oil and shrimp for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat or until the shrimp starts turning translucent in color.
  • Add a half packet of McCormick Taco with Chipotle & Garlic Skillet Sauce in the skillet and continue cooking for about 15 minutes. Remove and serve.

To Assemble:

  • Using flour or corn tortillas, layer the veggies and herbs you like on your tortilla.
  • Add the cooked shrimp on top and drizzle the Baja Cream Sauce over all of it.
  • Fold and enjoy!
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Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Thursday 5th of February 2015

If the question is do I want that on my dinner plate tonight, the answer is YES!

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

Wednesday 4th of February 2015

I really wish I could reach through the computer screen and have these tacos.

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

love these shrimp tacos and especially the baja cream sauce! Delicious!!!

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen

Monday 2nd of February 2015

I love shrimp tacos! I haven't had them in forever so yours need to happen at my house ASAP!

Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Monday 2nd of February 2015

So creative that you divided up the packet for the shrimp and the sauce!!

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