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!
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
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.
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 your own flour tortillas. Corn tortillas would also be perfect. You can warm up the tortillas on a skillet if you prefer.
Purple Cabbage: Purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, is linked to stronger bones and a healthier heart. Green cabbage would also work in this recipe.
Jalapeno Pepper: This gives the cabbage slaw a kick, but not too much. In fact, I may add another one next batch! But, you could also leave it out.
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. Remove the leaves and discard the stems. Chop or rip the leaves to the size you prefer.
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.
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
- Bang Bang shrimp
- 8 flour (5-inch) tortillas, or corn tortillas
- 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
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.
Top tortillas with bang bang shrimp and cabbage slaw. Serve.
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