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A new go-to weeknight taco, Sheet Pan Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeño Lime Crema. Cajun butter roasted shrimp stuffed into crispy shells, with a creamy, candied jalapeño lime crema. Then a zest of lime, mango, cilantro, and avocado. All wrapped up in warmed tortillas. This tropical shrimp taco is made all on just one sheet pan and in under 30 minutes.
I’m heading to Miami this weekend. And I have to say, I’m looking forward to the topical weather more than I anticipated. I think my body just needs it.
Anytime I have plans to head somewhere tropical, I always dream up tropical recipes, especially tropical tacos. So we’re making shrimp tacos! What I love about these is how easy they are. I made them all on a sheet pan, so they’re quick and completely no-fuss.
The shrimp are seasoned up with a spicy cajun seasoning, then tossed in garlic butter.
Recently, I’ve been double wrapping my hard shell tacos with warm flour tortillas, just like a gordita crunch taco. And then, I added my now staple sauce – sweet and spicy jalapeño lime crema.
I also included lime and garlic smashed avocado, plus a mango salsa. I always do a fruit salsa!
Start out with the shrimp. I love to roast the shrimp in the oven – so quick and mess-free. The shrimp are tossed in a spicy mix of cajun seasoning, thyme, and olive oil. It’s very, very Caribbean-inspired since they love to use plenty of spice and heat way down south!
Just before the shrimp is done roasting, switch the oven to broil and add butter plus chopped-up garlic. Cook another minute to get everything a little crispy.
For the cajun seasoning, you can use my homemade recipe or store-bought.
Next, the spicy, sweet, and creamy crema. We always need a sauce!
It’s a mix of either cream cheese or sour cream (I prefer cream cheese, which maybe sounds weird, but I promise you is so good), candied jalapeños, lime, and cilantro.
The jalapeños are the star here. I used my homemade candied jalapeños, which I provided the recipe for in the notes!
It’s just honey and jalapeños simmered together. Simple, but wonderful flavors, I’m obsessed.
Finish the tacos off with some lime and cilantro-tossed mango plus chunks of avocado and you’ll have the perfect extratropical dinner.
It might be single digits and snowing outside right now, but tacos always keep things fun!
Looking for other tropical recipes? Here are a few…
Oven Fried Coconut Shrimp with Thai Pineapple Chili Sauce
Slow Cooker Braised Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Tacos
Cilantro Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa
Lastly, if you make these Sheet Pan Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeño Lime Crema, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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So so good! 🙂 Made with rice.. Will def make again!
Happy Wednesday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was tasty! xx
What would be a good option to serve with these tacos to make a meal? Having friends over and these would be perfect!
A side of rice would be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx
One of my “go to” side dishes is pickled cucumbers. Use 1/2 c. Sugar and 1/2 c. Cider vinegar. Microwave until sugar is melted. Squirt in some hot sauce (I use siracha). Put in bowl with 2-3 sliced cucumbers (I like the long English style ones). Throw in chopped cilantro and refrigerate. Stir occasionally. It is my one side dish they everyone asks me to bring.
Thanks for sharing Jan!! Sounds great!
THESE WERE SO GOOD!! Thank you!! Xx
Happy Monday!!🌞 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx
The recipe was perfect and the entire meal was delicious!
Thanks so much Susan!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed! xx
Delicious!!!! Wow!!!! I highly recommend making the cajun seasoning.
Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it!! Have a great weekend! xx
This recipe was DELICIOUS! Thanks again Tieghan for another amazing recipe. ❤️
Happy Friday!!🍀 I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it was delish! xT