Cilantro Shrimp Tacos

Chef Jamie Co-Owner of Johnny D's Waffles, is a South Carolina Chef Ambassador, a graduate of the CIA, and author of the cookbook "Making It Delicious". Her cookbook includes several variations on her popular tacos, including this recipe made with fresh-caught shrimp.

Prep time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
10 minutes
½ cup
Ranch dressing
2-3 teaspoons
Hot sauce
1/2 to 1
Jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
Fresh-squeezed limes
Zest of Lime
3-4 tablespoons
Apple cider vinegar
2-3 tablesppons
1/2 teaspoon
Kosher Salt
1/8 teaspoon
Black Pepper
2 cups
Shredded/chopped cabbage
1 Pound
Fresh Shrimp (50/60 count, peeled and deveined)
1 tablespoon
Fajita seasoning, no sodium
1 tablespoon
Avocado oil
To Taste
Fresh chopped cilantro
Flour or Corn Tortillas
As Needed
Fresh Cracked Pepper, for garnish
Step 1
Prepare the Ranch dressing
Whisk together the hot sauce and ranch dressing, set aside. For a spicier sauce, add extra hot sauce to taste.
Step 2
Prepare the cilantro lime slaw
Combine the chopped jalapeño, lime juice, zest, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Toss together with the cabbage and add as much cilantro as you desire. Taste, adjust seasoning, jalapeño and honey and set aside, until needed.
Step 3
Season Shrimp
Dry the shrimp with paper towel and dust with fajita seasoning, coating well.
Step 4
Grill Tortillas
In a nonstick pan, over a medium high heat, grill the tortillas about 1 minute of each side and place on a plate and cover with a slightly damp paper towel until all the tortillas are ready, then set aside and immediately or at the same time cook your shrimp.
Step 5
Saute Shrimp
Heat a large skillet over a medium-high heat with oil and add 1/2 of your shrimp. Cook for about 3 minutes until the shrimp start to curl slightly, tossing frequently. Remove from heat and set aside and cook the rest of the shrimp
Step 6
Assemble the tacos
Place the tortillas on your plates, topped with dressed slaw, shrimp, sriracha ranch and top with cilantro and fresh cracked pepper if desired.

About the Chef

Jamie Daskalis

Johnny D's Waffles & Bakery

Jamie Daskalis is the chef and an owner of Johnny D’s Waffles, helping her family navigate three Grand Strand locations – Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach — and carry on her father's legacy in the process.

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