Elote Shrimp Tacos

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Let’s whip up some tasty Shrimp Tacos inspired by Elote for Taco Tuesday! These tacos are packed with chipotle shrimp, grilled corn, cotija cheese, lime crema, and fresh cilantro – all the goodness for a perfect meal.

Elote Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course


For the chipotle shrimp:

  • 1 pound of medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons of chipotle adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil for cooking

For the lime crema:

  • 1/2 cup of Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder

Additional ingredients:

  • Crumbled cotija cheese
  • Finely chopped cilantro
  • Grilled corn
  • Thinly sliced or mashed avocado
  • Toasted corn or flour tortillas
  • Shredded green and purple cabbage optional


For the chipotle shrimp:

  • Pat the shrimp dry and place them in a bowl.
  • Add chipotle adobo sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, coriander, and black pepper. Mix well to coat the shrimp.
  • Grill the shrimp on skewers for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or cook them in a hot skillet for about 8 minutes until cooked through.

For the lime crema:

  • In a small bowl, mix Mexican crema or sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, and garlic powder until smooth.

To assemble the tacos:

  • Place your toasted tortillas on a plate.
  • Add cabbage if desired, followed by avocado, grilled shrimp, corn, a drizzle of lime crema, cotija cheese, cilantro, and a sprinkle of chili powder.
  • Serve warm and enjoy your delicious Elote-Inspired Shrimp Tacos!

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