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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

In a perfect world, we’d live at the beach and eat fresh seafood by the ocean every night. Until our dream becomes a reality, we’ll settle for these spicy shrimp tacos with mango salsa. Close your eyes and you’re on a tropical vacation.

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Makes 4 servings (12 tacos)

Mango Salsa

1 mango, finely diced

½ red onion, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

½ jalapeño, minced

Juice of 1 lime

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1¼ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon chile powder

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 to 2 tablespoons hot sauce (optional)

12 yellow corn tortillas

1 cup shredded cabbage

1. Make the Salsa: In a medium bowl, stir the mango with the red onion, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice and cilantro to combine. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

2. Make the Tacos: In a medium bowl, toss the shrimp with the chile powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.

3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and sauté until pink and fully cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce (if using).

4. Heat another large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, place 2 or 3 tortillas in the pan and heat until lightly browned on each side, 1 minute per side. Repeat until all tortillas are toasted.

5. Divide the cabbage among the toasted tortillas. Pile the shrimp on top and then garnish with the salsa. Serve immediately.

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