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Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

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These Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce are spicy, savory goodness for Taco night.  You can have dinner on the table in only 20 minutes.

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

I’ve been wanting to make shrimp tacos for my family, for quite awhile. I love them, but I wasn’t sure how my kids would feel about them. I only have two that love shrimp, and one that sort of likes shrimp, so I figured it was a hit or miss.

Awhile back I was at a dinner party where we were served these delicious shrimp tacos and while I asked for the recipe, I forgot to get it before I left. So I went on a hunt trying to find them.

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

I knew they had some kind of ranch jalapeno sauce on them and I was able to find this awesome recipe. It tasted pretty much the same as what I remember, maybe better.

After one bite, it was a hit for two of the kids – they loved them. It took the third one a little longer to decide whether  she liked them, but she did have seconds on a flour tortilla so I’m thinking she just doesn’t like the corn tortillas.

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

So all in all, in my world – that’s a total win for shrimp tacos!

These tacos pack some heat, but can be adjusted by using less or more sauce. 

How to make Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

These Easy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce are sure to be a huge hit! One of our favorite taco recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • olive oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • Chopped garlic
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Diced Avocado
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Corn or flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Combine the shrimp, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and chili/cayenne in a bowl. Allow it to sit and marinate for about 30 minutes. I let my shrimp marinate for about 4 hours covered in the refrigerator - it was pretty flavorful!
  2. Cook your shrimp however you wish - grill, saute, etc.
  3. In your food processor, add the jalapeno, the ranch dressing and the sour cream. Blend it all together until completely smooth.
  4. In small bowls, offer shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, the jalapeno ranch sauce, diced avocado and shredded lettuce to go with them.
  5. Warm the tortillas and allow everyone to assemble their own with whatever additions they want.

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Cathy @ Noble Pig

Sunday 6th of May 2012

Wow, I really love the idea of the sour cream-ranch-jalapeno, I think that would taste awesome! I too have one shrimp eater, one not...well he's actually allergic to shrimp. But I'm used to making different dinners anyway. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Thursday 26th of April 2012

Oh. My. Goodness. These sound awesome. You had me at taco.

Lane @ Supper for a Steal

Tuesday 24th of April 2012

Oh man! Not a good thing to look at hungry. These look so delicious.

Jen @ Juanita's Cocina

Monday 23rd of April 2012

You. are. my favoritest.

*insert big heart here*

Jalapeno ranch...*sigh*

Renee

Monday 23rd of April 2012

I'll take 2 or 3 please! Love shrimp tacos. Recipe bookmarked.

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