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Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Tacos

Experience a fiesta of flavors with these Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Tacos that'll make your taste buds dance! This easy-to-make recipe combines succulent shrimp, zesty spices, and fresh toppings for a mouthwatering meal that's perfect for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week.

Tasty Team
93% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Tacos

Under 30 minutes


for 8 servings

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick ® Ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream (115 g)
  • 1 ½ limes, juiced
  • 8 flour tortillas, warmed
  • red cabbage, shredded
  • scallion, sliced
  • cilantro, minced

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 235
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 26g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 15g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together McCormick Cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, 2 teaspoons salt, and pepper. Add in shrimp and toss to coat evenly with the spices.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add in shrimp. Cook until slightly blackened, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, another 2 minutes, until fully cooked through. Remove shrimp from pan.
  3. Whisk together sour cream, lime juice, and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Place shrimp on tortillas. Drizzle with lime sour cream. Top with red cabbage, scallions, and cilantro.
  5. Enjoy!
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Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Tacos