Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are homemade bang bang shrimp topped with an easy-to-make cabbage slaw and folded in a homemade flour tortilla. Try my Baja Fish Tacos recipe for another way to kick up your Taco Tuesdays a notch!

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Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

It all starts with the bang bang shrimp in this recipe. I have the classic Bang Bang Shrimp recipe as well as an Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp.

Bang bang shrimp is named for the sweet and sour sauce that covers fried shrimp and gives you that ‘pop’ of flavor in each bite. It is a popular and delicious appetizer. But, to make it a meal, I added a homemade cabbage slaw to go with the shrimp inside a flour tortilla.

Ingredients for Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos Ingredients

Bang Bang Shrimp: This is shrimp that is fried to a crispy golden brown and coated in a sweet and spicy bang bang sauce.

Avocado Corn Salsa: This is optional (you can use any salsa) but we love it!

Flour Tortillas: I prefer the smaller tortillas for this recipe, and you can even make homemade tortillas! Corn tortillas would also be perfect. You can warm up the tortillas on a skillet if you prefer.

Cilantro: Fresh cilantro is used in this recipe. It’s a flavor that some people love, but some stay away from it altogether. If you are not a fan, start with half the amount in this recipe. Wash the cilantro well before using it. Remove the leaves and discard the stems. Chop or rip the leaves to the size you prefer.

Ingredients for Slaw for Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

How to Make Cabbage Slaw

The slaw can really be piled on these bang bang shrimp tacos to give you the vegetables you may crave or need. You can make this cabbage slaw ahead of time so it’s ready to be served with the tacos. To make the slaw, first, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, and salt. Next, add the cabbage, jalapeno pepper, green onions, and cilantro. Store it in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

Hand Picking Up Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Assembling Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

It’s easy to assemble these tacos for your next taco night! Simply fill a tortilla with bang bang shrimp. Then, add as much of the cabbage slaw as you want. You could also make up a side of homemade cilantro-lime rice to serve with the tacos.

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Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are homemade bang bang shrimp topped with an easy-to-make cabbage slaw and folded in a homemade flour tortilla.

Ingredients

  • Bang Bang shrimp
  • 8 flour (5-inch) tortillas, or corn tortillas

Cabbage Slaw

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup lime juice, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup green onions, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, diced

Instructions

Cilantro Slaw

  • In a large bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, and salt. Whisk together until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Add cabbage, jalapeno, green onions, and cilantro. Toss to combine. Store, covered, in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Assembly

  • Top tortillas with bang bang shrimp and cabbage slaw. Serve.

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night for friends & it was a HUGE hit. This is a such an easy recipe. I put the shrimp on a cooling rack until all were fried & they stayed perfectly crisp. I made the slaw in the morning & it was perfect by dinner time. I will definitely be making these again & again.

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